SARUA’s aim is thus to strengthen the leadership and institutions of higher education in the southern African region
Seven Years of Regional Higher Education Advancement 2006–2012
This is a story of the Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA) – ‘a’ story because there can never be just one way in which to relate the events, activities and processes that constitute the reality of a living organisation, any more than there can be a single biography of a human being. Each telling is shaped by the writer and his or her intended audience and by the stage at which the story is told – in this case, as the end of a phase is reached in SARUA’s existence with the conclusion of the current grant from the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. As told here, the story aims to set SARUA in the framework of its region, and in the significance of higher education.