Dr Savo Heleta works as the manager of Internationalisation at Home and Research at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s Office for International Education (OIE). He is also researcher in OIE’s Research Unit for Higher Education Internationalisation in the Developing World.
Savo’s research focuses on higher education internationalisation, rebuilding higher education in post-war settings, conflict analysis and post-war reconstruction and development in general.
He is the author of Not My Turn to Die: Memoirs of a Broken Childhood in Bosnia (Amacom Books, New York, 2008)
Manager: Internationalisation at Home and Research, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, DPhil, Development Studies
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, MPhil, Conflict Transformation and Management
St. John's University, Minnesota, United States, BA, History, Business Management
Higher education and its international dimensions in post-conflict settings, Forthcoming book chapter
Intercultural competence for peace-building in the aftermath of violent conflict: The role of higher education [with Deardorff, D. K.], Forthcoming book chapter
Securitising Humanitarian Assistance and Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Africa: A Critical Review of South Africa’s New Defence Policy, African Security Review. Vol. 25. No. 1.
Global Citizenship vs Globally Competent Graduates: A Critical View From the South [with Jooste, N], Journal of Studies in International Education [forthcoming]
Decolonisation of higher education: Dismantling epistemic violence and Eurocentrism in South Africa, Transformation in Higher Education. Vol. 1. No. 1.
Higher Education in Post-Conflict Societies: Settings, Challenges and Priorities, Handbook Internationalisation of European Higher Education. Volume No. 1.
Internally Driven Post-War Reconstruction and Development: The Case of Somaliland, Africa Insight. Vol. 44. No. 3.
Building Leadership Capacity for Post-War Recovery: The Case of South Sudan, Journal for Development and Leadership. Vol. 2. No. 1.
Teachers’ Experiences of Conflict and Violence in Township Schools: A Case Study of Walmer-Gqebera, South Africa [with Snodgrass, L], Commonwealth Youth and Development. Vol. 7. No. 2.
Not My Turn to Die: Memoirs of a Broken Childhood in Bosnia, Amacom Books, New York