The Power of the Network
SARUA’s membership proposition revolves around the concept of collective action and networking, emphasizing the importance of connecting higher education institutions (HEIs) in the SADC for regional innovation, resilience, and responsiveness. SARUA functions as an inclusive and vibrant membership organization that represents the entire SADC higher education region and strives to cater to the diverse needs of both public and private higher education institutions. The Association is committed to empowering the regional higher education sector to contribute positively to socio-economic, and environmental development in the region, while strengthening its capacity to adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing higher education environment.
SARUA membership fees are calculated using a fair and equitable fee formula based on student numbers (headcount enrolments) and the World Bank’s Classification of Countries according to GNI per Capita, as agreed by members at the SARUA Triennial General Meeting.