Partners who share our vision

The BAQONDE project is a collaboration between seven European and South African Higher Education Institutes: University of Salamanca, North West University, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Rhodes University, University of Groningen, Trinity College Dublin and University of Western Cape.

The University of Salamanca is a Spanish higher education institution, located in the city of Salamanca, west of Madrid, in the autonomous community of Castile and León. It was founded in 1134 and given the Royal charter of foundation by King Alfonso IX in 1218.

Pedro Álvarez-Mosquera
Sociolinguist / Project Coordinator (USAL)

The North-West University is a public research university located on three campuses in Potchefstroom, Mahikeng and Vanderbijlpark in South Africa. The head offices of the university are located on the Potchefstroom campus.

Kea Seshoka
Director of the Language Directorate (NWU)

The University of KwaZulu-Natal is a university with five campuses in the province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. It was formed on 1 January 2004 after the merger between the University of Natal and the University of Durban-Westville.

Nobuhle Hlongwa
Professor of African Languages (UKZN)

The University of the Western Cape is a public university located in Bellville, a suburb of the City of Cape Town, South Africa. The University of the Western Cape has a history of creative struggle against oppression, discrimination and disadvantage.

Bassey Antia
Professor, Department of Linguistics (UWC)

The University of Groningen is a public research university in the city of Groningen in the Netherlands. The university was founded in 1614 and is the second-oldest university in the Netherlands.

Aurelie Joubert
Assistant Professor in Language and Society (UG)

Rhodes University is a public research university located in Makhanda in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. It is one of four universities in the province.

Dion Nkomo
Associate Professor in African Language Studies (RU)

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, was founded in 1592. A research-intensive institution, it is Ireland’s top-ranked university.

Lorna Carson
Head of the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences (TCD)

Related Projects & Organizations

The Multilingualism Education Project (MEP) was launched in 2005 following the approval of the University’s Language Policy and Plan by Senate and Council. The Project is hosted by the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED).