Transforming the South African Higher Education System

This programme is a partnership between the Norwegian Agency for Development Co-operation (NORAD), the Department of Education and higher education institutions. The programme is known as the South Africa Norway Tertiary Education Development Programme (SANTED). The purpose of the programme is to assist the Department of Education in the transformation of the Higher Education sector. SANTED supports projects in the following thematic areas:

  • Access, retention and success of students, through interventions in teaching and learning and through the promotion of multilingualism on campuses;
  • Capacity building, through building administrative, academic and management capacity, including the development of systems, procedures and policies in institutions that have been historically disadvantaged, and, building curriculum and programme design capacity and establishing more flexible learning pathways for students, in the new comprehensive universities;
  • SADC collaboration, through enhancing co-operation and building partnerships between higher education institutions in South Africa and other SADC countries.

The programme is composed of a number of institutionally based projects that have been identified in terms of the above themes. The SANTED programme is a CEPD project run in partnership with the Department of Education and Norwegian Embassy.
DERRICK YOUNG (1950-2005) Click here to read the tribute to Derrick Young, former Director of SANTED, and here to find out about the scholarship set up in his honour.

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