26 octobre 2017

Gunmen kill two in attack on university convoy in Kenya

University Business LogoTwo staff members of a Kenyan university were killed south of Mombasa on Tuesday when gunmen fired on vehicles carrying them and students to their campus, the area police chief said. More...

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19 octobre 2017

Les normes natalistes entravent l’Afrique subsaharienne

The ConversationLa plupart des pays d’Afrique subsaharienne aspirent à devenir rapidement des pays émergents à croissance forte, inclusive et durable. Cependant, l’importance des investissements démographiques, en santé, éducation, logements, etc. qu’ils doivent continuer à faire constitue un des obstacles majeurs pour cet objectif. En effet, comme nous l’avons vu dans nos précédentes data visualisations (ici et ), la fécondité y reste presque partout supérieure à 4 enfants par femme. En comparaison, pour les pays émergents, elle est aujourd’hui d’environ 2 enfants par femme (entre et 1,5 et 3 enfants). Plus...

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L’éducation arabo-islamique en Afrique subsaharienne : dépasser les idées reçues pour construire l’avenir

The ConversationL’éducation arabo-islamique en général, et les écoles coraniques en particulier, reste la grande oubliée des programmes prônant l’éducation pour tous en Afrique. Plus...

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The SDGs won’t be met without active citizens fortified with new knowledge

The ConversationOutside a courthouse in Cape Town in South Africa demonstrators performed a short skit to draw attention to the dangers of a “secret nuclear deal” that could cost the country more than a trillion rand and indebt citizens for many decades to come, while no doubt enriching a handful of well-connected elites. More...

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South African universities need to rethink how they invest their millions

The ConversationUniversities are no longer simply institutions of learning. Over the past 50 years, they have also become important players in global financial markets. They have become institutional investors. More...

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How South Sudan’s universities have survived civil war and independence

The ConversationSudan’s three oldest public universities – Juba, Bahr el Ghazal and Upper Nile – all have their origins in southern Sudan. In the late 1980s they were relocated to Khartoum in the north. This was ostensibly done to protect students and faculty from the war. It also allowed the regime to execute the war away from the scrutiny of intellectuals. In exile the universities flourished, acquiring additional property and staff. More...

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Are graduates prepared for the job market? Rethinking Africa’s university model

The ConversationAcross Africa, students arrive on campuses full of hope that a university degree will improve their lives. The reality is far less certain. More...

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The power and politics of knowledge: what African universities need to do

The ConversationThe idea that knowledge is infused with power and politics may sound abstract, so let me offer an example from my own life to illustrate. I was invited to a dinner proceeding a conference in an African capital city. I had expected to meet all the other speakers. But it turned out to be only for the chosen few. I could not help wondering how we’d been selected. White faces outnumbered black ones, men outnumbered women – at a conference to discuss African universities’ future role. More...

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Khanya College: a South African story of decolonisation

The ConversationDecolonisation and Africanisation may appear to be new ideas on South Africa’s higher education landscape. But a tertiary college established nearly 30 years ago shows that this is not the case. More...

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18 octobre 2017

Relevance of the World-Class University Debate for African Universities

Achieving world-class status will increase their chances of better collaboration with highly ranked universities as well as increase chances to attract resources for research. More...

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