The Foundation of Tertiary Institutions of the Northern Metropolis
Established in 1995, Fotim is a vehicle for collaboration among nine universities in the northern parts of South Africa.
Over the years, several NWU representatives have been elected to Fotim’s Executive Committee.
For more information, visit the Fotim website.
Higher Education South Africa
All 23 of South Africa’s public universities belong to HESA, which provides a unified platform for addressing critical matters affecting higher education.
For more information, visit the HESA website.
Association of Commonwealth Universities
With approximately 500 member institutions in the commonwealth countries, the ACU advances international cooperation and understanding in higher education.
The NWU’s Vice-Chancellor, Dr Theuns Eloff, served as vice-chairperson for the period 2007 to 2009, and chairperson from 2009 to 2011.
For more information, visit the ACU website.
Council on Higher Education
The CHE is an independent, statutory body that advises the Minister of Education on higher education policy and is responsible for quality assurance and programme accreditation in the sector.
The NWU works with the CHE for the accreditation of its academic programmes and is subject to its quality assurance framework.
For more information, visit the CHE website.
Higher Education Quality Committee
The HEQC is a permanent committee of the Council on Higher Education. It promotes quality in higher education in South Africa and accredits all higher education programmes.
For more information, visit the HEQC website.
Association of African Universities
The AAU is a continent-wide forum on higher education in Africa, with 215 member institutions from 44 African countries.
The University is one of 17 South African public universities that belong to the AAU, whose main goals are to support African universities in their teaching-learning, research and community service functions.
For more information, visit the AAU website.