Taking Tasmania to Africa

Published 11 Jul 2017

The University of Tasmania’s Global Division is embarking on its first formal engagement in the African continent. As part of the University’s ongoing strategy to enrich domestic and existing international students’ cultural experiences, the Global Division is establishing stronger relationships with countries across the African continent.

The University’s diverse cultural mix already brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from across Asia, the Subcontinent and the Middle East. The addition of high-calibre students from key countries across Africa will only serve to enhance the student learning experience in Tasmania. More than 2,500 African students come to Australia’s shores annually. Through stronger ties with our eastern neighbour, the Global Division looks forward to welcoming a larger student cohort from the African continent and the cultural benefits that will flow from their participation in the university community.

The Global Division initiated the first phase of its African strategy in July 2017. This included a number of activities including the engagement of long-serving and supportive partners based in the African continent, marketing activities across Nigeria and Kenya, and a recruitment trip incorporating events and seminars across four countries. During the first phase, the Division will focus its activities on Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and South Africa.

We look forward to keeping you up to date with further developments. In the meantime, for more information on our strategic engagement in the African continent, please contact global.partnerships@utas.edu.au.