|BUILDING CAPACITY FOR LEADERSHIP AND QUALITY|
Worldwide, internationalisation is recognised as having increasing sway in academia. But what does it offer the process of transforming and revitalising higher education in the SADC region? Can it foster collaboration between institutions and build the research networks urgently needed to support indigenous knowledge production? Can it help academic institutions prosper economically and socially?
In June 2012 a SARUA Vice-Chancellors Dialogue was held in collaboration with the International Association of Universities, co-hosted by Eduardo Mondlane University and Lurio University in Mozambique. The event brought together higher education leaders and academics in the Southern African region as well as participants from Asia, North and South America, and Europe. This provided an important opportunity for role-players to explore questions such as:
The Vice-Chancellors Dialogue engaged key role-players in higher education in discussing how internationalisation can help address some of the challenges facing Southern African universities by forging institutional, national and regional initiatives, and guiding the retention and development of academic talent.
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