30 mai 2016

University student fees – A trilemma of trade-offs

By Nico Cloete. The students and vice-chancellors used countries such as Norway and Germany as examples of free higher education: the students to argue for free tuition, the vice-chancellors to argue that South Africa cannot afford it (Cloete 2016). Read more...

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Politics and protest – Students rise up worldwide

By Rachel Brooks. As media reports across the world have attested, since the turn of the 21st century we have witnessed a significant increase in the number of student protests across the globe. The most high profile of these have included protests in Germany (2008-13), California (2009), the United Kingdom (2010), Chile (2010-13) and Canada (2010-13). Read more...

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Spike in university enrolment brings new challenges

By Gilbert Nganga. Kenya’s total university student enrolment rose 22.8% last year, marked by increased female enrolment and driven by massive infrastructure development, the introduction of new courses and the opening of more satellite campuses. Read more...

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Skills deficit a barrier to economic growth – World Bank

By Wachira Kigotho. Cameroon’s ambitions to become a middle-income economy by 2035 are more likely to be realised if the country invests heavily in specialised higher education in engineering, technology and computer-aided management, according to a World Bank report promoting a demand-led approach to skills development as a strategy for industrial take-off. Read more...

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French connections boost HE for leaders and employment

By Jane Marshall. The continental African Training and Research Centre in Administration for Development, or CAFRAD, and France’s elite HEC business school have signed an agreement to train leaders and high-level officials. Read more...

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CAMES ministers agree to harmonise university curricula

By Jane Marshall. Ministers from CAMES, the Conseil africain et malgache pour l'enseignement supérieur – African and Malagasy Council for Higher Education – which represents 19 Francophone African states, have agreed on measures to develop higher education. Read more...

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Universities worldwide champion UN gender initiative

By Munyaradzi Makoni. A one-year pilot initiative under the United Nations HeForShe movement to engage governments, corporations and universities as instruments of change in advancing gender equality is gaining support, but challenges remain, the Going Global 2016 conference heard. Read more...

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Higher education, quality assurance and nation-building

By Munyaradzi Makoni. Recent multi-country case studies have highlighted the capacity of quality assurance in higher education to support nation-building in multiple ways, ranging from promoting a more open and transparent society to supporting economic goals and increasing graduate employability. Read more...

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Universities seek united front in open access debate

By Munyaradzi Makoni. Both a unified front and a paradigm shift around access to knowledge were needed in order to deal with rising journal costs and exclusionary copyright provisions imposed by the mainstream academic publishing industry, a Leadership Dialogue on open access and African research publishing heard. Read more...

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Student activism is advancing the anti-caste struggle

By Karen MacGregor. The caste system in India – a country with 1.2 billion people, half of whom are under 25 years old – is rigid. Read more...

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