Cornelius Hagenmeier is a higher education and legal professional who is rooted in the German and South African jurisdictions. Since 2017, he serves as Director of the Office for International Affaries at the University of the Free State and is the Coordinator of the iKudu project. Prior to this, he was based as the first Director of International Relations at the University of Venda.
Cornelius was born in Darmstadt, Germany on 15 June 1971. He holds a South African LL.B. degree (UNISA) and a South African LL.M degree (UCT) and is a non-practicing attorney of the High Court of South Africa. In a voluntary capacity, he serves on the Board of the African Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation (AfriC).