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Higher Education Reform Experts of South Africa (HERE-SA)


The HERESA project is an Erasmus+ Capacity Building Project for Higher Education (CBHE), which was awarded to the Technological Higher Education Network South Africa (THENSA) and OBREAL-Global Observatory in 2020. The three year project aims at developing a network of Higher Education Reform Experts in South Africa, inspired by the important practice of the Higher Education Reform Experts (HERE) in the EU region. HERE have been influencing policy change in their respective countries for approximately a decade.

HERE-SA, based in the member universities of THENSA (previously SATN), will form a similar network of South African technology-focussed universities. This network will focus on the revision and reinvigoration of teaching and learning strategies, especially when it comes to Work-Integrated Learning (WIL), entrepreneurship and teaching for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).

The Hincks Centre are part of a strong team from MTU including Extended Campus, Dept Mechanical Engineering and TEL. Project partners are from South Africa, Spain, Italy, France, Finland and Sweden.

The project will run until 2023 with the virtual kick-off meeting on 25-26th February, 2021.


Disclaimer: This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
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