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UFS appoints a Director for Internasionalisation
2009-03-17

Prof. Aldo Stroebel has been promoted to Director Internationalisation of the University of the Free State (UFS) effective 1 April 2009. This confirms the UFS's commitment to excellence in research and student support, and investing in international competitiveness. As a result, Internationalisation will report to the Vice Rector: Academic Operations.

He is recognised as a leader in the internationalisation of higher education, inter alia through appointments such as Vice-President of the Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA), Executive Committee member of the International Educators’ Association of South Africa (IEASA), member of the Board of the South Africa Netherlands Partnership Programme on Alternatives in Development (SANPAD) and Conference President of the International Organisation of Research Management Societies (INORMS 2010).

Prof. Stroebel is an internationally renowned agriculture and rural development specialist, focusing on Africa. He obtained his Masters degree from Ghent University, Belgium, and a Ph.D. from the UFS in collaboration with Cornell University, USA. During 2005, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Wageningen University and Research Centre in the Netherlands. He is the author/co-author of more than 80 articles, book chapters and reports.
Photo: Leonie Bolleurs
 

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