22-25 AUGUST 2023


Panel session

Tawana Kupe

Professor Tawana Kupe is the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria since January 2019. He holds a BA Honours and Masters degree in English from the University of Zimbabwe, and a DPhil in Media Studies from University of Oslo, Norway. Prof Kupe is the Africa Co-Chair of the Australia Africa Universities Network (AAUN) …

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Dr Aldo Stroebel

Dr Aldo Stroebel is Executive Director Strategic Partnerships at the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa. He serves as South Africa’s National Contact Point for the European Research Council, as Board member of the Water Research Commission, and as the co-chairperson of the Executive Support Group of the Global Research Council. He is a …

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Dr Thandi Mgwebi

Dr Thandi Mgwebi is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research, Innovation and Internationalisation at Nelson Mandela University. Prior to joining Nelson Mandela University, Dr Mgwebi was Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research, Innovation and Engagement at Tshwane University of Technology, and before that Director of Research at the University of the Western Cape (UWC).

Farai Kapfudzaruwa

Dr Farai Kapfudzaruwa is a senior postdoctoral fellow in the Strategic International Partnerships office within the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship (CAS) at the University of Pretoria (UP) where is he responsible for the implementation of the African Global University Project (AGUP) – UP`s transformative internationalization initiative.

Huba Boshoff

Huba Boshoff has built a career in the higher education sector. In the past two decades she has worked in the field of student development, programme development and accreditation, quality assurance and internationalisation. Huba’s previous professional roles include being the Manager of the Center for Partnerships and Internationalisation at Stellenbosch University where her portfolio included …

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Anisa Khan

Anisa Khan is Director for Academic Services within the Division for Internationalisation at the University of Johannesburg. She is responsible for partnership development, academic support for internationalization, the development of joint degrees and short learning programmes. She has worked in various roles across the school and post-school, higher education sector and in the NGO sector. …

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Dr Amir Khalil

Amir Khalil is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Law, Faculty of Law and Public Administration, Birzeit University. His current position is the Director of the External Academic Relations Office, Director of the Grants and Contracts Office at Birzeit University. He is also a a research fellowat the Centre of Private and Economic, Faculty …

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Dineo Babili

Dineo Babili is a Junior Lecturer/Researcher and Academic Literacy Coordinator in the Academic Language and Literacy Development, Centre for Teaching and Learning, at the University of the Free State. Her research interests focus on the development of inclusive student engagement practices in higher education. Dineo also researches issues of inclusiveness for first year rural students, …

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Ms Susana Galvan See-Schierenberg

Susana Galván, originally from Barcelona, Spain, and a dual British and Spanish national, has devoted most of her academic and professional life to the learning of languages and working in the area of international cultural relations. Holder of a degree in Translating and Interpreting and another one in Modern Chinese Studies, and fluent in Mandarin, …

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