Often called ‘the land of opportunities and hope’, ‘technological foundry’, and ‘the land of adventure’, United States of America needs no formal introduction. Internationalization requires that institutions of higher education in South Africa should emphasize a somewhat loosening of the relationship with Government to create new transformational bodies to address the imbalances of the past, but also to broaden this mission to play a more active role in regional economic development.
The general higher education and training that takes place in a university , college , or Institute of Technology usually includes significant theoretical and abstract elements, as well as applied aspects (although limited offerings of internships or SURF programs attempt to provide practical applications).
In 2001, the Higher Education Program launched the president-in-residence” program, bringing a former college or university president to Harvard to attend classes, meet with students over coffee or lunch, and advise on everything from paper topics to career choices.
The Department of Higher Education (DHE) is responsible for policy planning, development and management of Public Institutions of Higher Education (PIHE) and Private Institutions of Higher Education (PvIHE) to elevate the Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) in Malaysia as world-class centres for academic excellence, in accordance with the aims and objectives of the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE).
On the issue of institutional competitiveness, the majority of respondents were of the opinion that institutions of higher education in South Africa have the ability to attract quality students, does not have an international student culture, offers qualifications that are internationally accepted, can claim international reputability on post-graduate level, offers competitive tuition fees, deliver research outputs that are internationally recognized, and are not easily accessible.