07 novembre 2017

Former students try to help save two university years

Following reports on social media, alumni of Marien Ngouabi University have met student representatives to try to save the two academic years that have been affected by strikes by teaching and non-teaching staff. More...

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Ex-PM Mapon opens eponymous high-tech university

Former prime minister Augustin Matata Ponyo Mapon has inaugurated a new university specialising in advanced engineering and named after him, in his home town of Kindu. More...

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Officials confirm ban on 19 universities still in place

The 19 institutions of higher learning that were banned by the Tanzania Commission for Universities from admitting students for the academic year 2017-18, which started last week, will have to wait until the next admission date to take in new students, writes Deogratius Kamagi for The Citizen. More...

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Public, private universities to fall under one network

The Bangladesh Research and Education Network has been working to bring all the universities and medical colleges across the country under a common network, reports the Dhaka Tribune. More...

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Climate change fellowships – ‘A transformative experience’

By Kudzai Mashininga. “Revolutionary” and “transformative” is how Professor Philippa Ojimelukwe of Nigeria’s Michael Okpara University of Agriculture describes the impact of the Climate Impact Research Capacity and Leadership Enhancement or CIRCLE programme, aimed at developing research capacity among African climate change researchers. More...

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Student dress codes – A delicate balancing act

By Wagdy Sawahel. Citing reasons ranging from safety to educational benefits, culture and values, several African universities have adopted dress codes for students or are tightening up on existing codes. More...

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Regional policy masters shows universities’ true mettle

By Munyaradzi Makoni. Long accused of being inflexible, African universities have, through a partnership-based research initiative focused on public policy, helped uncover a long-hidden truth: “Universities are not only open to innovative ideas and programmes but can also domesticate, own, finance and nurture them.” More...

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Universities – Critical partners in building sovereignty

By Mark Paterson. Broken or inadequate relationships between governments and their local academic communities can undermine autonomous, democratic policy-making, leaving national polities prey to the agendas of foreign powers, according to a new study published by African Minds. More...

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Mugabe announces lifting of academic appointment freeze

By Kudzai Mashininga. President Robert Mugabe last week announced the lifting of a six-year freeze on recruitments at universities during a graduation ceremony of Lupane State University, or LSU, in Zimbabwe’s Matabeleland North Province at which an honorary doctorate in agricultural sciences was conferred on him. More...

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University partnership taps lessons from South Korea

By Ochieng' O Benny. Four African universities have partnered with the Korea Institute of Science and Technology or KIST to promote applied science and technology research. More...

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