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Still, educators are quick to note that even that country
nonetheless has enormous economic and tertiary education challenges, many relating to trying to provide equal
access both to higher education and to internationalization opportunities in a country of per capital income of
only roughly $13,000 in 2015, according to International
Monetary Fund data.
UCT, a continental leader, has longstanding and deep
partnerships, including 149 partnerships on record, with
one-third of these being with HEIs on the African continent, says Evance Kalula, a UCT professor and director of
UCT's International Academic Programmes Office. "Most
partnerships were set up post-1994, when South Africa
reentered the world stage at the time of the first democratic elections," Kalula says. "However, we have many
strongly rooted partnerships which predate this. The
highest number of partnerships are located in the Global
North, although we have a third of our partnerships with
universities in other parts of Africa and are extending our
partnerships in Brazil and China."
UCT and other leading South African HEIs participate
in cutting-edge research partnerships that would be the
envy of any top-ranked university. In November 2015, for
example, SKA South Africa and UCT, through the InterUniversity Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy (IDIA),
signed a Memorandum of Understanding with fellow research institutions in the Netherlands, and companies
IBM and ASTRON, to collaborate on a ground-breaking
research project called Precursor Regional Science Data
Centres for the SKA (SKA-RSDC).

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The South Africa-Dutch agreement on data science
aims to establish national and regional data centers-in
both countries-to tackle one of the most significant challenges presented by the Square Kilometer Array (SKA),
an international effort to build the world's largest radio
telescope, with eventually more than a square kilometer (1
million square meters) of collecting area: how to manage,
process, and make accessible the immense amount of data
the telescope will generate. The data centers will provide
astronomers around the world with access to the large-scale
data infrastructures and associated high-performance computing (HPC) needed to make sense of the data.
"We assume that there will be at least two astronomyfocused sites, one each in South Africa and Netherlands,"
says Russ Taylor, a UCT professor who is the IDIA founding director and joint UCT/UWC SKA research chair.
The IDIA was launched in September 2015 and is a
partnership between the UCT and three other South African universities-the University of the Western Cape,
North-West University, and the University of Pretoria.
The techniques used to extract major science value from
the massive astronomical datasets are anticipated to
be applicable to other fields such as big data analytics,
high-performance computing, green computing, and visualization analytics, Taylor notes. UCT also participates
in a number of research networks that count as members
top universities worldwide.
UCT has had success with student exchange programs. UCT's Semester Study Abroad program brings
international students to UCT for a direct enrollment

AMPATH-KENYA

A team of North
American and
Kenyan medical
residents
rounding on the
wards of Moi
Teaching and
Referral Hospital
in Eldoret, Kenya.



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Collaborating with Africa
Rice University Finds a Natural Partner in Brazil
Virginia Commonwealth University Students Live and Learn Engagement
At Wake Forest University, Intercultural Skills Start with Faculty
Foreign Student Affairs
In Focus
Going Social
Advice from the Field
Using Social Media to Recruit Chinese Students
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