03 janvier 2017

Universities taking a seat at the innovation table

By Todd Davey, Victoria Galan-Muros and Arno Meerman. In 1957, a young engineering university was founded to overcome the economic decline and support manufacturing in its region. It went on to inspire Canada’s ‘technology triangle’, the birthplace of Blackberry and in excess of 500 new technology companies. Read more...

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Eco-innovation: the promise and the practice

By Paulo Savaget and Cleonir Tumelero. A lot of hope has been invested in the potentially transformative power of eco-innovations to prevent ecological disaster and nowhere more so than in Brazil. Read more...

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Universities must contribute to fighting inequality

By Arif Naveed. There is substantial evidence indicating how mass expansion of higher education widens socio-economic inequalities, benefiting those who are already privileged, at least in the short term. Read more...

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A young innovator dedicated to helping Africa rise

By Mary Beth Marklein. He has introduced stacked crop beds and solar-powered water pumps to Zimbabwean villages and campaigned to change perceptions of Africa. His next goal is to bring solar power to schools. Read more...

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Universities, innovation and the quest for sustainability

By Sharon Dell. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, adopted last year by the United Nations have placed particular obligations on higher education. Read more...

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North Africa women researcher share among world highest

By Wagdy Sawahel. A continent steeped in conflicts and struggling to achieve development for its people should provide sustainable support for universities to attain peace, says Paul Omojo Omaji, a professor of criminology and former vice-chancellor of Salem University, Lokoja in Nigeria. Read more...

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Conflicts call for more peace education in universities

By Munyaradzi Makoni. A continent steeped in conflicts and struggling to achieve development for its people should provide sustainable support for universities to attain peace, says Paul Omojo Omaji, a professor of criminology and former vice-chancellor of Salem University, Lokoja in Nigeria. Read more...

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Research and education internet networks on rise in Africa

By Munyaradzi Makoni. Nine African countries have successfully established a sustainable National Research and Education Network promoting internet access to global educational resources and facilitating interaction at national and regional levels among universities and research institutions – boosting research productivity over the last decade. Read more...

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South Africa, Japan universities unite for development

By Ahmed Bawa. Collaboration between South African and Japanese universities should become a catalyst for sustainable development in South Africa and across the African continent. Read more...

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Educational TV to boost university access and quality

By Wagdy Sawahel. Algeria’s first educational television channel, called Knowledge, will be launched next year as part of the country’s efforts to improve the quality of university education through open and distance learning. Read more...

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