21 novembre 2016

Early career academics in Africa – The urgent need for induction

By Karen MacGregor – Africa Editor. In Africa Analysis, Damtew Teferra reveals an urgent need for professional development for early career academics in Africa, whose research and teaching skills will be crucial to quality as higher education systems continue expanding.
In a special report, Sharon Dell and Munyaradzi Makoni cover a South African Technology Network conference in Cape Town, including calls by Universities South Africa CEO Ahmed Bawa for institutions to be key players in creating a more broad-based culture of innovation and problem-solving, by international higher education expert Jaana Puukka for universities to act as centres for regional innovation and economic development, and by Lourens van Staden for rebranding of ‘second class’ universities of technology.
In Commentary, Rahul Choudaha encourages international educators to continue building bridges of mutual respect and trust around the world, despite the jolt caused by the election of Donald Trump as United States president. Waldemar Siwinski examines major trends emerging in university rankings, including more rankings by subject, region and nation, and expanding rankings to include more institutions and new dimensions. And Safwan M Masri says today’s deeply interconnected world needs a new model for higher education, exemplified by Columbia University and its global centres, to tackle new realities and global challenges. Read more...

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19 novembre 2016

Developing a multilevel framework for university entrepreneurship in Africa

Devoted to the presentation of IAU projects and initiatives, this issue focuses more specifically on the IAU 15th General Conference. The In Focus section is on Leadership for a changing public private higher education funding landscape, the theme retained for the upcoming IAU 2017 International Conference and IAU Global Meeting of Associtaions to take place in Ghana in October 2017
Developing a multilevel framework for university entrepreneurship in Africa
More than ever before, African Universities are undergoing a second revolution2 of a third mission of economic development and poverty reduction which entails becoming engaged in the countries’ economic growth, employability of graduates and linking up with industries. This leads to increased entrepreneurship education in most African Universities. Following up my study on “the role of higher education in poverty reduction in Africa”, this paper presents a multilevel framework aiming at linking up the different dimensions of university entrepreneurship. More...

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16 novembre 2016

Empowering women is key to improving food security and resilience in West Africa

Food insecurity remains unacceptably high in West Africa. According to the Food Crisis Prevention Network, nearly 9.5 million people in the region required food assistance as well as measures to protect their livelihoods and combat malnutrition between June and August 2016, despite significant improvements since the 1990s. More...

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15 novembre 2016

Mes convictions pour l’enseignement supérieur en Afrique

http://blog.educpros.fr/fiorina/wp-content/themes/longbeach_jfiorina/longbeach/images/img01.jpgBlog Educpros de Jean-François Fiorina. L’Afrique, territoire de tous les imaginaires ne laisse personne indifférent encore moins le monde de l’enseignement supérieur. À la fois décrié par les dérives qui minent son image (Ecole fantôme, faux diplômes) et convoité comme nouveau territoire de développement, les grandes manœuvres ont débuté. En témoigne l’arrivée des « grandes » marques de l’éducation (Centrale, Dauphine, ESSEC…) qui investissent les lieux. Voir l'article...

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12 novembre 2016

One of Africa’s oldest universities is closed

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Makerere University, one of Africa’s oldest and most prestigious universities, has been closed by Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni. It follows weeks of student protests and a months-long strike by lecturers who say the government hasn’t paid their allowances since February. More...

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South African students have much to teach those who ignore injustice

The ConversationBy . In his seminal 1970 work, The Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Brazilian philosopher Paulo Freire wrote:

The students … never discover that they educate the teacher.

In the past year and a half, I have worked closely with students from the University of Cape Town. More...

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How racially divided South Africans can find their common humanity

The ConversationBy . South Africa is at a crossroads. As citizens of the country the questions that come to mind are: Who are we? What is our identity? And who among us are South Africans. More...

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Science needs to start speaking to people’s everyday lives in Africa

The ConversationBy . There have been wide-ranging reactions from the scientific community after a South African university student called for “Western” science to be eradicated. More...

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Senegal’s teachers struggle with the clash between science and faith

The ConversationBy . Senegal is a deeply religious country. About 90% of the West African nation’s residents are Muslim, about 5% are Christian and the rest identify as animist – they believe that natural objects, idols or fetishes have magical power. Many Senegalese embrace at least some elements of animism even if they are Muslim or Christian. More...

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African management courses must be focused on local priorities

The ConversationBy . Some of Africa’s economies are among the fastest-growing in the world. This boom in countries like Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Nigeria means that the continent needs competent managers more than ever before. More...

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