UNIVEN Participates in IMPALA SCM at the University of Bologna

The IMPALA project is a network of European and South African universities and educational organisations to respond to the needs in the South African higher education community (and in the world). The project strives to further develop and modernise internationalisation strategies as South African universities. The training will prepare historically disadvantaged universities in South Africa to participate in the international higher education scene on an equal basis.

Participants at the IMPALA Steering Committee meeting at the University of Bologna

The meeting was held at the University of Bologna, Italy between 25 and 26 June 2018. The SCM meeting was organized for the coordination of the final phase of the project implementation. The Acting Director International Relations, Dr Segun Obadire represented the University at the meeting. This important meeting focused on the final project outcomes, IMPALA administration and finances, dissemination and sustainability of the project. We further discussed and presented the online IMPALA Toolbox and the way forward. The meeting allowed each institution to present their products which were displayed at the venue. There were reports of the Working Groups and the University of Venda displayed deliverables and outputs on:

WG1: Strategies & Site Visits WG2: Summer Schools and Short Term Programmes WG3: Internationalization of the Curriculum (part 1/COIL) WG3: Internationalization of the Curriculum (part 2/Decolonization, Africanization) WG4: Project Writing & Management WG5: Mobility Toolkit

Products from partner universities displayed at the meeting The document was well received. Participants have been asked to improve on their deliverables for a final submission by August 2018. The COIL equipment laboratory has been identified. The pictures showing the venue were displayed to the delight of the participants.

Steering committee members during the meeting

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Department of Communications & Marketing
University of Venda
Tel: (015) 962 8525
Date: 10 July 2018