External Partnerships

Directorate: Community & Internationalisation                           

Welcome Message from the Director

Welcome to the Community and Internationalisation Directorate’s (CE&ID) Home Page.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. I hope that you will find the information on our website useful.

In line with the WSU’s vision and mission, the CE&ID activities are geared towards ensuring that we develop and sustain the local and global dimension of Community Engagement and Internationalisation programmes through teaching & learning, research and community development initiatives.

In addition to the following CE&ID key focus areas and goals, the CE&ID has also been given the responsibility of coordinating the community engagement activities for the University.

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Mzolisi Payi

Director: Community Engagement & Internationalisation Directorate

 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & INTERNATIONALISATION DIRECTORATE

  •  VISION

To be a leading centre of integrated community engagement and internationalisation programmes that are responsive to local, national and global imperatives

  • MISSION

To develop and sustain the local and global dimension of community engagement and internationalisation programmes through teaching & learning, research and community development initiatives

  • SECTIONS WITHIN THE DIRECTORATE

The Directorate comprises:

  • Experiential Learning Unit (Work-Integrated Learning and Service-Learning Programmes)
  • Strategic Partnerships Unit
  • Office for International Education.

The Centre also coordinates the community engagement for the University.

  • FOCUS AREA AND GOALS

FOCUS AREA 1: WORK-INTEGRATED LEARNING (WIL)

GOAL 1: To enhance the prospects of the students’ practical learning, balanced with theoretical learning and the understanding of their areas of study.

FOCUS AREA 2: SERVICE LEARNING

GOAL 1: To facilitate the transformation of academic progress that will produce a new graduate cadreship responsive to issues of development through a service-learning ethos.

FOCUS AREA 3: STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS AND DEVELOPMENTAL PRIORITIES

GOAL 1: To establish strategic partnerships with the communities, and relevant institutions locally, nationally and internationally

GOAL 2: To facilitate local, national and international development priorities that afford community members an active role of shaping their well-being and tomorrow’s world

GOAL 3: To contribute towards National Skills Development initiatives.

FOCUS AREA 4: INTERNATIONALISATION

GOAL 1: Participation of WSU Students and Academics in International Experiences

GOAL 2: Administration and the Recruitment of International Students

GOAL 3: Internationalising Curriculum

GOAL 4: International development and Research Collaboration.