• Academic Forum
    This serves as a platform for engagement between academics in higher education based on the IBSA Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Cooperation in the field of Higher Education which was signed on 17 October 2007. This MOU identified the following areas for cooperation: engineering, computer science and mathematical sciences; bio-technology, agriculture and livestock; sustainable development; social transformation and empowerment and higher education studies. An Academic Forum Concept paper has also been developed to guide activities. It is intended to harvest the joint intellectual capital of the three countries in order that they develop knowledge based solutions, in particular for problems of the South. The IBSA research mobility fund has been implemented and has led to a number of collaborative projects assisting in strengthening research cooperation between the three countries.