Ikudu and Erasmus

Welcome to the iKudu Project

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Conrad Cornelius Hagenmeier

Director: Office for International Affairs

Cornelius Hagenmeier is the coordinator of the iKudu project. He has served as Director of the Office for International Affairs at the University of the Free State since 2017. Prior to this, he was the first Director of International Relations at the University of Venda. 

Mr Hagenmeier is an international education administrator and legal academic, rooted in the German and South African jurisdictions. He was born in Darmstadt, Germany on 15 June 1971. He obtained his qualification to be appointable as a judge in Germany (assessor juris) before he decided to settle in South Africa in 2002. He holds South African LLB (UNISA) and LLM degrees (UCT) and is a non-practising attorney of the High Court of South Africa. 

He serves in a voluntary capacity on the Board of the African Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation (AfriC). From 2015 to 2018, he was treasurer and member of the Executive Committee of the International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA). In addition to his managerial, administrative, and legal skills, he has extensive expertise in international higher-education partnerships and internationalisation strategy development. He has taught various short learning programmes in this field and facilitated relevant workshops.


Chevon Stephanie Slambee

Chief Officer: Office for International Affairs

Chevon Slambee has been working in the higher education sector since May 2004. She first started her career in the Faculty of Education at the University of Fort Hare, where she was a key stakeholder in the accreditation of the master’s by dissertation qualification. 

Mrs Slambee holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree with majors in Psychology and Industrial Sociology from Rhodes University and an Honours degree in Sociology (cum laude) from the University of the Free State.

Currently, Mrs Slambee occupies the position of Chief Officer at the University of the Free State, responsible for Strategic Projects, Institutional Reporting, and Research Internationalisation. Through this portfolio, Mrs Slambee aims to highlight the importance of internationalisation in enhancing the quality and societal relevance of research and education. She will be responsible for the project management of the iKudu project.

Johann Möller

Johann Möller

Director: IDEAS Lab 

Johann Möller is the Director of the IDEAS Lab that consists of a team of instructional designers, graphics designers, and a video crew responsible for creating online study material and learning artefacts. For the iKudu project, Johann will be responsible for overseeing the development of learning artefacts and online modules for the project, if required. He has also been nominated to represent the UFS as a Working Group 2 member responsible for planning, developing, and implementing COIL virtual exchange projects within institutions.

Prof Lynette Jacobs

Prof Lynette Jacobs

Head of Research: South Campus for Open Distance Learning

Lynette Jacobs has extensive expertise in research design, various research methodologies, as well as research capacity building. She holds a PhD in Comparative Education and Education Policy Studies. She is Associate Professor and Head of Research on the South Campus for Open Distance Learning at the UFS. She has been involved in teacher education programmes since 1994, first at the former Bloemfontein College of Education, then as a lecturer and senior lecturer in Comparative and International Education, and then Head of the School of Education Studies in the Faculty of Education, a position she held prior to her current appointment. Lynette has successfully coordinated two previous research and capacity building projects funded by the Flemish Association for Development, Cooperation and Technical Assistance (VVOB). In both these projects, all deliverables were fulfilled. She has published extensively, inter alia about widening access to education, and has successfully supervised to completion six PhD students and 19 master’s students. Lynette and Jos Beelen are the leaders of Working Group 1 of the iKudu project, focusing on Internationalisation of the Curriculum.


Chevon Slambee 
Chief Officer: Strategic Projects, Institutional Reporting, and Research Internationalisation
       T: +27 51 401 2501
          E: jacobscs@ufs.ac.za

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