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Page 1: German Rector’s Conference Eugene Cloete 15 April 2013.

German Rector’s Conference

Eugene Cloete15 April 2013

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Excellence and Relevance

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Sustainable environment

and competitive

industry

Poverty alleviation

Health and dignity

Democracy and human

rights

Regional peace and

security

Regional peace and

security

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National development plan = Creating WEALTH

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Technology

Water

Energy

Agriculture

LandLand

Health

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National development plan = Creating WEALTH

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Technology•Transformation

Water•Women Energy

•Education•Economy•Employment

Agriculture•Access•Anti -corruptionLand

•Leadership•Legal system

Land•Leadership•Legal system

Health•Housing

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HIGHER EDUCATION TRENDS WORLDWIDE: THE 21ST CENTURY UNIVERSITY

• Most universities are in “Transformation mode” due to

• Demand or change in societal needs

• Shortage of space in traditional universities

• A growing population and resource limitations

• Requires: transforming structures, missions, processes and programmes

• Institutions need to be more flexible and responsive to changing societal needs

• The boundaries of some institutions have already been extended (through technology-enhanced (virtual) learning and/or “blended” model (face-to-face supported by advanced learning technologies that mostly serve working adults).

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21st CENTURY POSITIONING towards 2018Challenges faced by HEIs KEY TRENDS OF IMPORTANCE

• Remove boundaries

• Establish interdisciplinary programmes

• Support entrepreneurial efforts and technology

• Redesign and personalise student support services

• Emphasise connected and lifelong learning

• Invest in technologically competent staff

• Build strategic alliances with others

• Incorporate learning technologies into strategic thinking

• Measure programme quality

• Achieve institutional advantage

• Transform bureaucracy, culture and assumptions

• Committed, passionate and visionary leadership is required

• Significant shift in the way students consume information, share ideas and communicate

• Talent / Human capacity and skills

• Diversity

• Evergreen students• Globalisation• Technical and information literacy• Enrolment, retention and branding• Mobility• Safety and security• Pedagogical centres and innovative campus

commons• Evolution of teaching and learning• Collaboration• Strategic plans and technology• Edutainment• Green

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International students at SU

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Visiting German students 2012

2252

78

22 German academics visited during 2012

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Institutional collaboration

1. Erasmus Mundus Action 2

EMA2SA, Eurosa. Partner universities: Freie Universität Berlin and Leipzeig (Eurosa)

2. DAAD Higher Education partnerships

Partner universities: Göttingen and institutions in Chile, Colombia and Indonesia

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Joint degree programs

1. Friedrich Schiller Universiteit Jena – Joint PhD in Physics

2. Universität Leipzig – Double Masters degree and Joint PhD

3. Göttingen – Double Masters degree in development economics

In progress:

1. Humbolt Universität – Berlin – Joint PhD

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AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES• Makerere University (Uganda)• University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)• UNAM (Namibia)• Universite Eduardo Mondlane (Mosambiek)• University of Ghana (Ghana)• University of Botswana (Botswana)• University of Malawi (Malawi)• University of Nairobi and Kenyatta University (Kenya)

HOPE INTERNATIONAL• Dalarna University• Malmö University• Linköping University• Gävle University

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Thank you

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MANAGEMENT VISION 2030 & MISSION

MissionStellenbosch University achieves its vision through sustained transformation and on its journey of discovery

through academia in the service of the stakeholders to:

•Create an academic community in which social justice and equal opportunities will lead to systemic sustainability

•Investigate and innovatively implement appropriate and sustainable approaches to the development of Africa

•Align our research with a wide-ranging spectrum of challenges facing the world, Africa, our country and the local community

•Maintain student-centred and future-oriented learning and teaching that establish a passion for lifelong learning

•Invest in the innovative scholarship and creative ability of all its people

•Leverage the inherent power of diversity

•Establish and extend synergistic networks in which the University is a dynamic partner

VISION 2030Stellenbosch University is inclusive, innovative, and future focused: a place of discovery and excellence where both staff and students are thought leaders in advancing knowledge in the service of all stakeholders.

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Institutionl priorities

Knowledge Base

• retain & attract the best talent.

Student Success

• higher pass rates.

Diversity

• broadening access to the university.

Sustainability

• ensuring a successful future in every way.

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Sustainable environment

and competitive

industry

Poverty alleviation

Democracy and human

rights

Regional peace and

security

Regional peace and

security

Health and dignity

Centre for International and Comparative Politics

MRC Unit for Anxiety and Stress Disorders

Desmond Tutu TB Centre

Centre for Infectious Diseases(CID)

Bureau for Economics Research

Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies

(CRSES)

Institute for Wine Biotechnology

Institute for Water and Environmental

Engineering

African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)

Centre for Research on Science and Technology(CREST)

Research Entities @ SU

MIH Media Laboratory

SUNSpace (SunSAT; SumbandilaSAT)Centre for Chinese Studies

Centre for Applied Ethics

Laser Research Institute

Central Analytical Facility

Institute for Polymer Science

SU Water Institute

Institute for Plant

Biotechnology

Unit for religion and development research

Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa

African Centre for HIV/AIDS management

Centre for Agricultural Biodiversity

Centre for Development Policy and Partnership

Institute for Industrial

engineering

Centre for advanced

manufacturing

Institute for Thermodynamics and mechanics

Clinical Nutrition Research Centre

MRC Centre for Molecular

and Cellular Biology

Africa Centre for Defence and Security Leadership

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UITNEMENDHEID EN RELEVANSIE

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Sustainable environment

and competitive

industry

Poverty alleviation

Health and dignity

Democracy and human

rights

Regional peace and

security

Regional peace and

security

Africa Centre for Conflict Resolution

Unit for Corporate Governance in AfricaSIGLA @ Stellenbosch

Centre for Agricultural Leadership, Mentorship and Agri-Business Extention

TSAMA Hub

Geographical Information technology

Energy and the environment

Promotion of Human Dignity

SU Food Security Initiative

UKWANDA Rural Clinical School

Eradication of poverty, housing and socio-economic vulnerability within the constitutional dispensation

Centre for Human Performance

Science

Graduate School in Arts and Social Sciences

e-learning; library

Centre for Studies in Complexity

Communication and Information Systems

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Sustainable environment

and competitive

industry

Poverty alleviation

Democracy and human

rights

Regional peace and

security

Regional peace and

security

Health and dignity

National Centres of Excellence and Research Chairs; two major national initiatives

Photonics, Ultrafast and Ultra-intense Laser Science

Functional Nanostructured

Materials

Advanced Macromolecular Architectures

Experimental Petrology

Centre for Invasion Biology

Genetic Tailoring of Biopolymers

Biofuels (SANERI)

Property Law

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

SACEMA

Centre for Biomedical TB Research

Post-harvest Technologies

Economics of Social Policy

Epidemiology (SACEMA)

NiTheP

NEPAD Water CoEs Host(Stellenbosch Water Institute)

Electro-magnetic systems and EMI mitigation for SKA

Integrated Wine Science

Meat Science

Mathematical and TheoreticalPhysical Biosciences

Mycobactomics

Biomarkersfor Tuberculosis

AnimalTuberculosis

Oppenheimer Chair in Human Rights Law

Anton Mostert Chair in Intellectual Property

SASOL Chair in Polymer Science


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