Durban University of Technology (DUT) was awarded the 2021 Global Award for Innovation and Excellence in Internationalisation by the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), based in the United States.

The award recognised true innovation and internationalisation, through doing things differently, using virtual engagements and finding new ways in engaging internationalisation over the last few years. DUT has taken internationalisation beyond academic mobility but also internationalising the curriculum so that the benefits are felt across the university and not just for a minority of students and staff.