IMPALA - Internationalisation and Modernisation Programme for Academics, Leaders and Administrators

Term / Duration

December 2015 - December 2018

Recipient

European Commission – DG EAC (funded by Erasmus+ KA2: Capacity Building in Higher Education)

Partner(s)

University of Antwerp (coordinator), University of Bologna, University of Graz, Utrecht Network, Academic Cooperation Association, Cape Peninsula University of Technology (joint coordinator), University of Limpopo, University of Fort Hare and University of

Description

IMPALA is an Erasmus + Key Action 2: Capacity Building in Higher Education project, funded by the European Commission. Its aim is to set up a network of European and South African universities and educational organisations to respond to the needs in the South African higher education community. It aspires to develop clear and viable internationalisation strategies within the South African partner universities to give them a much needed head start for future international cooperation initiatives. The project seeks to bring the South African partner universities to a more advanced level in terms of management and strategies of internationalisation through the training of staff and the strengthening of structures and policies at South African universities.

The IMPALA project is composed of 9 full partners: 5 European higher education organisations (University of Antwerp, University of Bologna, University of Graz, Utrecht Network, Academic Cooperation Association – ACA) and 4 South-African universities (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, University of Limpopo, University of Fort Hare, University of Venda). The University of Antwerp acts as project coordinator, whereas Cape Peninsula University of Technology takes the role of joint coordinator. The IMPALA project also includes one associated partner, the International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA).

More information about the project can be found here.

For more information about the project, please contact ACA Project Officer Marija Mitic at marija.mitic(at)aca-secretariat.be