08 novembre 2016

African vice-chancellors embrace transformation and internationalisation

By Karen MacGregor – Africa Editor. This week’s series on Transformative Leadership, in which University World News is partnering with The MasterCard Foundation, focuses on internationalisation. James Otieno Jowi argues that African university leaders are increasingly placing a premium on internationalisation and are seeing that it can drive institutional transformation. Munyaradzi Makoni reports on a significant new partnership that aims to transform agricultural education across Africa, and Bruno Morche writes that internationalisation is beginning to appear on the agendas of Latin American universities.
In Africa Features, Munyaradzi Makoni reports on a keynote address by Adam Habib, vice-chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand, putting higher education struggles in South Africa in context, and Jane Marshall unpacks a series of articles published by Le Monde Afrique ahead of a conference in Senegal debating problems faced by higher education in Francophone Africa – and suggesting some innovative solutions.
In World Blog, Patrick Blessinger examines inclusive leadership in higher education, which focuses on changing policies and practices to create a more inclusive educational culture. And in Commentary, Beth Button describes a new initiative that links up student activists globally. Read more...

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