While the CoVID-19 pandemic prevented students from going overseas to study because of travel bans, it did create opportunities for South African universities to think creatively around internationalisation in education.

In fact, the virtual learning space led to more inclusion and equality thanks to “internationalisation at home” which is defined as “the purposeful integration of international and intercultural dimensions into the formal and informal curriculum for all students within domestic learning environments”. (Beelen & Jones, 2015).

This was the perspective shared by Dr Tasmeera Singh, Manager: International Relations at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), at a recent Higher Education Leadership and Management (HELM) Engage webinar that was dedicated to internationalisation.

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