SU International administer a number of staff internationalisation opportunities for Academic and Professional Administrative Support Staff (PASS) staff members. This includes virtual programmes, PASS training weeks and research mobilities to strengthen partnerships with partner institutions beyond Africa. The opportunities serve also to assist early career researchers, especially staff members enrolled for PhD studies; to develop their international networks.
International Collaboration Grant (ICG)
This research grant offers financial support to Stellenbosch University (SU) academics, fostering collaboration with peers at diverse international institutions.
Mobility Opportunities within Networks
Stellenbosch University (SU) is a proud member of more than 32 international multilateral networks. Through this affiliation, SU staff enjoy the privilege of accessing a wide range of mobility opportunities provided by these networks.
Erasmus + Programme Mobilities
Stellenbosch University (SU) staff members are encouraged to apply for mobility opportunities available through Erasmus+ programs facilitated by SU International.
PASS Staff Training opportunities
SU International has curated a series of PASS (Professional, Administrative, and Support Staff) development programmes aimed at enhancing the skills and capabilities of our dedicated staff.
Through Internationalisation@Home, SU International aims to extend purposeful integration of international and intercultural dimensions into the PASS Staff environments at SU by providing opportunities for SU PASS staff from all campuses to attend Staff Training Weeks hosted by SU International on SU central campus.
Virtual Staff Development programmes
SU Staff are invited to to take part in the dynamic and interactive programmes offered by our partners tailored to enhance the professional development Staff.
Feedback from SU Staff who have taken up mobility opportunities in the past:
Michelle Masango-Plato, Administrative Officer: Short Term Mobility, SU International
Participating in the staff exchange provided me with valuable insights into how the international relations office of our partner institution promotes and delivers services to their international students. Witnessing the growth of their relationships with other universities through visits, much like ours, underscored the significance of immersive experiences in understanding different cultures. From savoring local cuisine and navigating efficient transport systems to strolling through unfamiliar streets and observing the operations of other universities, there is truly no substitute for firsthand experience.
Erasmus + Staff Mobility programme with Sabanci University, Turkiye
Puseletso Motsomane, Research Grants Administrative Officer, SU Division For Research Development
Through this staff exchange programme, I realised that in so far as best practice are concerned, Stellenbosch University is not far from the benchmark. We are doing a lot of things quite well, and in some instances slightly better than our global north counterparts, so we are on the right track. On a personal level, one thing that stood out, is the Swedish concept of “Lagom” which means “not too much, not too little, just enough”. It is about striking a healthy balance in all that one does. I have heard many variations of this concept before the trip to Lund, but I am keener than ever before, to implement a sense of balance in my life moving forward. I have formed new relationships with an amazing group of people, I would have otherwise never met were it not for the programme.
Mobility Programme: Lund University & SU Blended Staff Development
Alwin Mabuza, Individual & Regular Fundraiser, SU Development & Alumni Relations
Personally, this SUI experience has been a journey of rediscovery and re-energization. Personal development is important in how it positively impacts one's professional journey. That is why my exposure to diverse cultures and perspectives has rejuvenated my spirit, motivating me to contribute my best to the SU community. The collaborative nature of this experience has brought me closer to my colleagues and introduced me to new friends around the world. The sense of friendship and collective purpose has changed how I view teamwork and collaboration, fostering a culture of mutual support and shared success.
Mobility Programme: Trilateral Programme- Northwestern University
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