Stellenbosch University (SU) International was well represented at the 2023 edition of the European Association for International Education (EAIE) conference in Rotterdam in the Netherlands at the end of September. The ten-member delegation were drawn from the areas of student mobility and exchange, student recruitment, financial management, partnership development, Erasmus+ programming, as well as student development and integration. The event offered an opportunity for staff development as well as to engage with partner universities.
To make full use of their visit, the delegation attended various events hosted by SU's partner universities in the run-up to the conference. Partners visited included KU Leuven, the universities of Antwerp and Tilburg, VU Amsterdam and Radboud University. These engagements offered a more intimate opportunity to discuss partner-specific topics.
In addition, along with representatives of other South African universities attending the EAIE conference, the Stellenbosch group were invited to a reception at the residence of South Africa's ambassador to the Netherlands, Vusi Madonsela.
from attending the various sessions on the conference programme, SU
International also hosted an SU booth on the EAIE exhibition floor . This offered a place to meet up and connect with peers, complete
with space for Pokkel, the University’s squirrel mascot
The evening programme featured a number of receptions across Rotterdam, including an SU-hosted event for the International Network of Universities (INU). SU currently holds the INU presidency, and the conference offered a good opportunity for the network's members to reconnect and to meet new guest member Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine.
(South Africa's ambassador to the Netherlands, Vusi Madonsela visited the SU Booth).
Click here to view some images from the EAIE.