The Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA) is a membership-based association of Vice-Chancellors or public and private universities in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). SARUA enables collaborative partnerships that develop the institutional and human capacity of the region’s universities and contributes to regional collaboration for the public good within higher education.
SARUA seeks, over time, to be recognized for the provision of an effective platform, which enables key regional higher education leadership players to engage and contribute meaningfully to regional development.
SARUA endeavours to provide a platform for regional higher education leadership dialogue and collaboration, thus informing a southern African agenda for higher education, by:
...thereby feeding (informing) a south-south higher education agenda and, in so doing, making a significant contribution to national and regional development.