Notice Board

  News for 2017

Please note new vacancies at CPUT, SU and IDSC …
See the Vacancies Page for more information …

2017 Conference Presentations – see here

2017 Learning Analytics Institute Presentations – see here

2017 Quality Forum Presentationssee here

2017 Conference Scholarshipssee here

SAAIR/AIR Data Decisions Academy – 2017 Call for Nominationssee here

SAAIR Conference 2017 Call for Paperssee here

SAAIR Conference 2016 Feedback – The results of the delegate feedback of the 2016 conference have been posted on the conference web page – see here


Learner Analytics Workshop 2017, Monday, September 11, 2017 , The University of Pretoria
Graduate Centre : L1-76, corner University and Lynnwood Roads, Hatfield, Pretoria South Africa.

HEMIS Institute and HEMIS Foundations Workshop 2017,
Wednesday, August 2 – Friday, August 4, 2017, Monte Bello Estate, Tafelkop Farm, Vaalbank Suid, Bloemfontein 9331, South Africa.

Quality Institute 2017, 30 and 31 August, hosted by the University of Johannesburg.

IR Institute 2017, planned for June/July in Cape Town, hosted by University of Cape Town. Exact dates and venue to be confirmed.

The 24th Annual SAAIR Conference took place from 23 to 26 October 2017, hosted by Namibia University of Science & Technology in Windhoek.

SAHELA Pre-conference Workshop is scheduled for 23 October 2017 at Namibia University of Science & Technology in Windhoek.

Exco meetings

The Exco meeting dates have been confirmed …

5 April (Wednesday) from 10h00 to 13h00

7 June (Wednesday) from 10h00 to 13h00

3 August (Thursday) from 10h00 to 13h00

New Vice-President
At the recent Exco strategic workshop held in Pretoria, Ms Nicky Muller was voted in as the new Vice-President – congratulations Nicky

SAAIR Exco Workshop
The SAAIR Exco strategic planning workshop was held on 27th and 28th January in Pretoria

  Conference 2017

Rethinking University Engagement in Africa

Namibia University of Science & Technology

( 23 to 27 October 2017 )

open conference page

conference presentations

  Conference Themes

Rethinking University Engagement in Africa (Windhoek, 2017)
Considering the #mustfall campaigns – New opportunities for Southern African Higher Education Institutional Research (Potchefstroom, 2016)
Supporting Decision-making in Southern African Higher Education (Cape Town, 2015)
Yesterday, today and tomorrow: 21 years of Institutional Research (Pretoria, 2014)
Enhancing the student experience through innovative institutional research (Durban, 2013)
Standards (Bloemfontein, 2012)
Enhancement (Cape Town, 2011)
Student Success (Johannesburg, 2010)
The Impact of IR on Institutional Effectiveness: Are we Closing the Loop? (Port Elizabeth, 2009)
IR Responding to the Changing Higher Education Environment (Windhoek, 2008)
Providing MI to reach Institutional Goals: for Whom, What and How? (Stellenbosch, 2007)
Quality in Higher Education: Benchmarking and Barriers (Gabarone, 2006)
Checking the pulse of Higher Education: Efficiency, Effectiveness and Resourcing (Mthatha, 2005)
Excellence in practice (Durban, 2004)
Institutional Research: Extending the borders (Bloemfontein, 2003)
Management Information Technology and Systems for Institutional Research (Cape Town, 2002)
Research and Development in Higher Education: Meeting Challenges through Technology and Innovation (Joint with SAARDHE, Belville, 2001)
The reconfiguration of the South African Higher Education landscape and its implications for institutional research (Port Elizabeth, 2000)