Tertiary Education and Management

, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp 252–272 | Cite as

Stakeholder participation in international higher education partnerships: results of a survey of two sub-Saharan African universities

  • Felly Chiteng KotEmail author


In the last few years, foreign institutions have increasingly sought to establish partnerships with African universities. Likewise, African universities have increasingly sought to establish linkages with foreign institutions. Different factors suggest that these partnerships will continue to be a major focus in the future. This study draws from a survey of a random sample of 468 university administrators, academic staff and postgraduate students at two major public universities in Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It estimates the level of participation in international partnership activities and examines factors related to this participation. The study found that 4 in 10 stakeholders at the two institutions had participated in partnership activities, and that participation was a function of awareness of partnership opportunities, the use of technology and stakeholder status.


partnerships international cooperation internationalization African higher education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Office of Institutional ResearchGeorgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA

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