The primary goal of the IMPALA project is to build capacity in the field of internationalisation at the South-African partner universities. The focus of the project will be set on the following 4 strands of internationalisation:
- Staff training on the Internationalisation of Higher Education
- Policy development and Implementation
- Workshops on Academic Issues
- Mobility Toolkit
These four strands are further divided into 5 themes which form the focus of the activities that are going to be organized in the framework of the project. The IMPALA project will focus on 5 specific themes: Strategies and site visits, Short term programmes (incl. summer schools), Internationalisation of the curriculum, Project writing and management, Mobility toolkit.
For 4 of these themes (all except the site visits), a streamlined approach will be followed as far as planning of activities is concerned: each theme will be the subject of a large training session (focusing on theory, different models, best practices) in the spring of 2017 and a workshop (more practical and hands-on) in the fall of 2017.