Enhancing US-South Africa University Partnership (2021-2023)

Principal Investigator:                         Dr. Lakhdar Boukerrou

                                                           Director, International Program and Global Initiatives

Faculty Contact Information:              lboukerr@fiu.edu | Tel: 305-348-5976

Department:                                       Dean’s Office

Funding Agency:                                US Embassy Pretoria, South Africa

Partners:                                            University of Pretoria | University of Tshwane | University of Limpopo | University of Mpumalanga

The goals of this program are to (1) enhance US-South Africa University Partnership will focus on increasing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) capacity; and (2) improve the knowledge and skills in university administration in South Africa.  This will be achieved through support from Florida International University (FIU) in the administration of STEM teaching and research and exchanges in university management aspects at the University of Pretoria (UP), the University of Tshwane (TUT), the University of Mpumalanga (UMP), and the University of Limpopo (UL).  The deployment of FIU expertise in administration, management, postgraduate programs, and sharing best practices in the development of international collaboration and local outreach to the industry will help in the transfer of skills to our South African counterparts.  In the future, the program will be upscaled to include other South African Universities, joint degree programs, scholarships, private sector involvement, and ongoing exchanges to strengthen academic and administrative capacity in South Africa. Please click here for more information