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Partner Engagement

Partner Engagement

Stellenbosch University defines internationalisation as:


Defining internationalisation as comprehensive implies that it is an institutional imperative influencing all facets of the University. This comprehensive institutional imperative can be captured by using eight dimensions, while recognising that these dimensions may be inter-related and that aspects within one dimension (may) relate to another or others (multi-layered). These eight dimensions are used as a guiding framework for the internationalisation strategy.

The 4th dimension is the engagement dimension. The engagement dimension refers to bi-lateral and multi-lateral partners or consortia in various geographical areas. Also important is stakeholder engagement with international education organisations and with government, industry and business on international, national and local level. Engagement includes building and maintenaning relationships. 

Partner Institutions

SU International negotiates and manages all SU's institutional partnerships. Depending on its nature and scope, a partnership agreement can regulate any number of activities between SU and a peer institution.

Networks & Consortia

Stellenbosch University enjoys membership of several African-based and international consortia, through which the university engages with institutions around the world.

SU Africa Platform

SU's Africa platform is coordinated by SU International's Centre for Collaboration in Africa (CCA). The CCA's mandate is to develop and nurture relationships between SU and its partner institutions elsewhere on the continent.