SARUA’s aim is thus to strengthen the leadership and institutions of higher education in the southern African region
Vol 3, No 1 (2011): Building Regional Higher Education Capacity Through Academic Mobilty
Academic mobility has increased significantly over the last two decades due largely to the process of higher education internationalisation. This internationalisation of higher education in its many facets, driven by the forces of globalisation, liberalisation, commercialisation and massification, provides the context and shapes the nature and form that academic mobility takes.
The central question explored in this publication is what is the potential for using academic mobility as a higher education capacity building strategy in the region, with reference to increasing the number of qualified academics while at the same time increasing the provision of higher education for students?