In this era of globalization, institutions of higher learning cannot afford to confine themselves only on what is happening within the borders but must also focus on the developments in the international arena with an aim of remaining globally competitive.  The University strives to integrate an international and intercultural dimension into her curriculum, research, and service functions as these intercultural exchanges spur creativity and innovation in institutions.  Internationalization activities have been aligned in the current DeKUT Strategic Plan 2014-2019.   This plan takes cognizance of the fact that there are numerous changes impacting the University many of which are due to the growing student and staff population, an expanding research endeavour, changing learning and information methods, increasing expectation of students, their parents, the community at large, the globalization of industry and education, environmental awareness of the fragility of the planet and the financial realities in the country.  It is against this background that DeKUT clearly spells out key internationalization activities in the Strategic Plan that will enable her attain her internationalization goals.
The creation of an International Office was geared towards strengthening internationalizing activities in the University.