24 mai 2014

Apollo Global enters Africa with Milpark Education acquisition

http://www.universitybusiness.com/sites/default/files/UB-blue-header_3_0.pngBy Stefanie Botelho. Apollo Education Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: APOL) announced its wholly-owned subsidiary Apollo Global, Inc. closed on the acquisition of an 81 percent consolidated interest in Milpark Education (Pty) Ltd. (“Milpark Education”), one of South Africa's leading private tertiary education providers, for approximately ZAR 265 million (USD 25.6 million based on current exchange rates). More...

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19 mai 2014

Galvanising the world’s universities to tackle change

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Wachira Kigotho. The stark reality of global vulnerability to the vagaries of climate change presented by higher temperatures, changes in rainfall patterns, rising sea levels and frequent weather-related disasters and conflicts has prompted the United Nations Environment Programme, or UNEP, to rope in universities and scientists in search of environmental sustainability solutions. Read more...

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11 mai 2014

L’Afrique à l’heure du "code"

Logo - Thot CursusPar Philippe Menkoué. Le génie et la créativité africaine dans le domaine des TIC n’a cessé de surprendre au cours de ces dernières années. Au point de susciter des vocations. Forcément. De Lomé à Nairobi et du Caire à Johannesburg, des concepts tels que «coder» et «hacker» semblent s’être imposés chez tous les férus de TIC. A croire qu’en ce qui concerne l’appropriation des TIC, l’Afrique ne semble pas avoir raté son train. Voir l'article...

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Student numbers soar by 35%, university funding lags

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Gilbert Nganga. Kenya’s public universities admitted record numbers of students last year, beating their fast-growing private sector rivals and defying infrastructure constraints that have been dogging them. New data from the government shows that enrolments to state universities rose by 41%, from 195,428 in 2012 to 276,349 by the end of last year. Read more...

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Higher education could help solve the job crisis – Report

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Munyaradzi Makoni. Graduate unemployment rates have spiralled across Sub-Saharan Africa as too few graduates gain the skills needed to find work. In many countries employers complain of a lack of basic, technical and transferable skills, says a new report by the British Council. Read more...

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First masters in gender and development studies

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Moses Magadza. The University of Namibia has admitted its first batch of students into a new masters degree programme in gender and development studies, kindling hope of new solutions to gender-related problems that include violence in which scores of women have been murdered. Read more...

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Women’s research and innovation network launched

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Wagdy Sawahel. A network for Sudanese women researchers has been formed, to highlight the successes of women in science and to enhance their contribution to innovation and economic growth.
The Sudanese women’s network for research and innovation was launched during the second Arab Women in Science and Technology for Sustainable Development conference held in the country’s capital Khartoum from 5-7 May. Read more...

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04 mai 2014

Legal training uncertainty as university scraps degree

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Nicola Jenvey. A recent decision by a top South African university to discontinue the bachelor of laws degree in favour of a postgraduate qualification has raised mixed reactions. One academic called on other universities to follow suit as the current system produced “legal barbarians” but the Black Lawyers Association accused the university of “acting inappropriately”. Read more...

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29 avril 2014

Higher education in the 20th year of democracy

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Karen MacGregor. Looking back over two decades of democracy and to challenges ahead, South African vice-chancellors identified six key issues they consider critical to higher education's future health – student access and success, research and postgraduate education, transformation, securing the next generation of academics, institutional diversity, and funding growth. Read more...

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Which way to 2030? Higher education leaders reflect

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Annsilla Nyar. The Third Biennial Research and Innovation Conference of the vice-chancellors' association Higher Education South Africa, or HESA, held from 2-4 April in Pretoria, could be seen as a bold step towards deconstructing the vision of the country's National Planning Commission for the higher education sector. Read more...

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