Monash South Africa partners with Laureate International Universities

28 August 2013

Monash South Africa has consistently demonstrated its commitment to South African higher education transformation objectives. This is evident from the rapid growth of the campus and quality academic offerings. The campus continues to be in a strong position through its association with its renowned parent institution, Monash University.

Monash University has taken another step towards its overarching ambition of becoming a globally networked university.  It has entered a partnership to grow its South African campus with Laureate International Universities, the world’s leading network of institutions of higher education.  This partnership will enable Monash South Africa to further contribute to addressing the key challenges facing higher education as outlined by the Ministry in the recently released Green paper for post-school education.

For more than a decade, Monash has played an important role in the development of higher education in South Africa. This partnership will enable Monash South Africa to grow and expand its presence in the region and throughout Sub-Saharan Africa by helping to educate the next generation of professionals. 

Monash University Vice-Chancellor Ed Byrne said the partnership will allow Monash South Africa to continue to deliver a rich, distinctive student experience. 

“The success of our joint campuses and graduate schools in China, India and Malaysia has proven that working with a carefully chosen partner is the most effective way to approach an offshore presence. With Laureate as our partner, we will be able to leverage the expertise and resources of their organization and combine it with our knowledge and track record for delivering the highest quality education for our students. “

Monash South Africa is committed to addressing the national higher education goals and providing students with curriculum content and learning experiences that extend beyond the country and continent. This partnership further supports the University’s global strategy and continued mission to deliver truly international experiences for its students.  “Today’s students need to be prepared for careers that could lead them anywhere in the world. Only a globally networked university can offer a truly international dimension to their education,” said Professor Byrne.

“We are honoured to partner with such an esteemed university as Monash,” said Douglas L. Becker, Chairman and CEO Laureate Education, Inc.  “Our team is committed to South Africa and to working with Monash to advance our shared goals to increase access to quality higher education for the country.” 

About Monash University: Monash South Africa is a part of Monash University’s global network and a registered private higher education institution with the national Department of Higher Education and Training in South Africa (Registration number 2000/HE10/002). Monash University is one of Australia's leading universities ranked in the top one per cent of world universities according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Monash University was established in Melbourne, Australia in 1958. In little more than 50 years, the University has become Australia’s largest university, earning an enviable national and international reputation for research and teaching excellence. Monash University is the youngest member of the Group of Eight, the coalition of Australia’s most prestigious research-intensive universities.

Monash is a global university possessing the ambition and ability to address momentous global challenges. We have campuses in Australia, Malaysia (and South Africa) as well as an education centre in Italy, and major partnerships with universities in China, India and the UK. For more information, visit www.monash.edu

About Laureate International Universities

Laureate Education, Inc. is a global leader in providing access to high quality, innovative institutions of higher education through the Laureate International Universities network. The Laureate International Universities network includes more than 70 accredited campus­-based and online universities. Laureate’s more than 780,000 students are part of an academic community that spans 30 countries throughout America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Laureate universities offer hundreds of undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs in fields including architecture, art, business, culinary arts, design, education, engineering, health sciences, hospitality management, information technology, law and medicine. William J. Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States, serves as the Honorary Chancellor of the Laureate International Universities network, offering advice on social responsibility, youth leadership and increasing access to higher education. For more information, visit www.laureate.net.

For more information contact MSA Advancement and Corporate Affairs, Nomasiko Sibanda at 011 950 4000 or e-mail msafuture@monash.edu