As highlighted in UCT’s Policy on Internationalisation, the attainment of the University’s mission is dependent on recognising our location in Africa and acknowledging that a characteristic of excellent higher education anywhere in the world is maintaining global relevance.
Through staff and student exchanges, and research and teaching collaborations, we facilitate the development of an international outlook and practice. UCT strongly supports internationalisation as an essential element of quality higher education and research and sees international staff and student mobility agreements as an important element of the University’s internationalisation strategy. At the University level, internationalisation is coordinated through the International Academic Programmes Office.
Internationalisation also falls within the purview of each Faculty, and the Faculty of Law recognises the strength of its international and regional networks as one significant factor contributing to our rating within the top 100 Faculties of Law in the world. These international and regional links take the form of several formal Faculty Student/Staff Exchange Agreements and Academic Collaborative Agreements concluded with Universities from predominantly Africa, North America and Europe. These are complemented by lively less-formal networks and research collaborations driven by individual research groupings and academics within the Faculty of Law. The Faculty significantly values the role of these initiatives in diversifying and enriching the experience and understanding of all involved. At the Faculty level, internationalisation is coordinated by the Law Faculty's Deputy Dean (Internationalisation), Associate Professor Waheeda Amien (Waheeda.Amien@uct.ac.za).