The Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA) is a membership-based organisation of Vice-Chancellors of public and private universities in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, which structures its activities across four focus areas:

SARUA's purpose is twofold:

  1. To promote, strengthen and increase higher education, training and research through institutional collaboration and capacity-building initiatives across the SADC region.
  2. To promote SADC universities as major contributors towards national and regional socio-economic development.

You can read more about SARUA, it's history and access its publications HERE.