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Internationalisation has become a high priority in contemporary South African higher education. UNIVEN has responded by establishing its International Relations Office in May 2010. Another milestone for internationalisation at UNIVEN has been achieved with the establishment of the Directorate of International Relations. Cornelius Hagenmeier was appointed as the new Director of International Relations on 1 July 2011.

The new Directorate advances the process of internationalisation at UNIVEN. UNIVEN conceives internationalisation as the process of integrating an international and intercultural dimension into the teaching, research, community engagement and service functions of the University. The core function of the new Directorate is to contribute to the expansion of international activities and to service international students and staff members of UNIVEN. It collaborates with all stakeholders at UNIVEN to grow, nurture and develop international linkages, partnerships and related activities.

I serves as the secretariat of the reviewed Partnerships, Linkages and Internationalisation Committee of Senate. The new Directorate has contributed to developing an internationalisation strategy for UNIVEN through the revision of the strategic objective relating to Linkages, Partnerships and Internationalisation in UNIVEN’s Strategic Plan 2012 – 2016.

Cornelius Hagenmeier is an international education administrator and legal academic who is rooted in the German and South African jurisdictions. Hagenmeier’s academic focus includes internationalisation of higher education. He was born in Darmstadt, Germany on 15 June 1971.

He obtained his qualification to be appointed as a judge in Germany before he decided to settle in South Africa in 2002. He holds a South African LL.B. degree (UNISA) and a South African LL.M degree (UCT). He is a non-practicing attorney of the High Court of South Africa.

He accepted an appointment at the University of Venda in 2007 in the Department of Public law and serves since 2011 as Director of International Relations.

Last updated 16 September 2015

Mr. Cornelius Hagenmeier
LL.B. degree (UNISA), LL.M degree (UCT)

Position: Director

Telephone: +2715 962 8409
Email: cornelius.hagenmeier@univen.ac.za
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Dr Segun Obadire
PhD, Rural Development (Univen)

Position: Chief Administrative Officer

Telephone: +2715 962 8546 / +27 79 105 3928
Email: segun.obadire@univen.ac.za
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Mrs Nontlanhla Ntakana
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Position: Assistant International Relations Officer

Telephone: +2715 962 8546
Email: nontlanhla.ntakana@univen.ac.za
Office:



Ms Suzan Sathekge
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Position: International Student Administrator

Telephone: +2715 962 8546
Email: suzan.sathekge@univen.ac.za
Office:



Mr Hulisani Sithagu
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Position: International Student Administrator

Telephone: +2715 962 8546
Email: hulisani.sithagu@univen.ac.za
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Last updated 16 September 2015