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Trilateral Staff Development and Mobility Program

The Trilateral Staff Development and Mobility Program organized by Northwestern University, Stellenbosch University (South Africa), and Universität Hamburg (Germany) focuses on the professional development and continuing education of administrative staff, the learning of new skills, and the gathering of international experience.

The framework of the program is to have all three institutions host various themes on rotational basis:

  • Northwestern University - 2023
  • Universität Hamburg - 2024
  • Stellenbosch University - 2025

Upcoming Program: Northwestern University: Sept. 5-8 

Last Program: Stellenbosch University: October 4-7, 2022

In October 2022, Stellenbosch University provided a four-day program on the topic of Inclusive International Competencies. The curriculum addressed the topics of intercultural skills and inclusion in detail and aimed to provoke a joint discussion on internationalization within diverse university fields.

The topics were introduced alongside best-practice examples from Stellenbosch University, which were explored in joint discussions. The thematic workshop continued through joint virtual meetings to encourage and include broader participation by the individual participating institutions.

Participants were made up of equal numbers of members from Northwestern University, Stellenbosch University, and Universität Hamburg.

The program was directed at staff members within the schools and central administration whose daily work involves intercultural skills and inclusion and who were looking to enhance their field of activity by building an international network.

Northwestern University:
Kim Rapp

Stellenbosch University:
Lidia du Plessis

Universität Hamburg:
Eva Leptien


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