13 juillet 2016

IH Cape Town partners with KIC on pathways

By Amy Baker. International House Cape Town in South Africa has announced it is partnering with Kaplan International Colleges to offer the Kaplan Global Foundation Programme in the South African capital. More...

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Going Global: more HE cooperation needed within Africa, say ministers

By Natalie Marsh. More intra-African and South-South cooperation is needed in higher education at both the institutional and government level, ministers from across the continent have said. More...

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08 juillet 2016

Kenya Proposes New Masters Degree Guidelines

Best Masters Degrees & Masters Programs 2016By Elizabeth Koprowski. Recently, universities in Kenya have seen a steep rise in enrollment and the government wants to make sure that the standards and quality remain high. During the past year, Kenya's Commission for University Education (CUE) has implemented a series of new regulations and proposals aimed at graduate studies, and while these changes are intended to improve higher education in Kenya they have created some controversy. More...

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UK Launches £45m Higher Education Cooperative

Best Masters Degrees & Masters Programs 2016By Elizabeth Koprowski. In response to the recommendations of a Department for International Development (DfID) task force, the UK will launch the Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education, Innovation and Reform (SPHEIR) grant scheme this month. The government announced the new program, and projected funding of at least £45m, during the Going Global conference last month in South Africa. More...

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06 juillet 2016

Südafrika: Stipendien für Jungfrauen sind verfassungswidrig

SPIEGEL ONLINEMöglichst lange Jungfrau bleiben - das sollte sich für junge Mädchen in Südafrika lohnen, und zwar finanziell. So dachte ein Bürgermeister in einer kleinen Provinz im Osten des Landes. Er bot Universitätsstipendien für junge Studentinnen an, die sich ihre Unschuld bewahrten. Mehr...

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05 juillet 2016

From promising practice to proven student success models

By Karen MacGregor. Five universities selected to the Siyaphumelela – 'we succeed' – programme profiled their work at the second annual conference of the initiative, held from 28-30 June in Durban on South Africa’s east coast. They were joined by a range of governmental and institutional groups working with some urgency in the area of evidence-based student support. Read more...

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Revamped aid scheme gives more support to more students

By Nicola Jenvey. South Africa’s National Student Financial Aid Scheme, or NSFAS, is being substantially overhauled to pave the way for assistance for a broader range of deserving tertiary students while recognising government’s responsibility to eliminate structures that lumber university drop-outs with loan repayments. Read more...

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Literature by Africans in the diaspora can create alternative narratives

By Aretha Phiri. Celebrated Ghanaian writer and academic Ama Ata Aidoo has no time for “Afropolitans”. This is a notion popularised by the self-described ‘multi-local’ author Taiye Selasi. Afropolitans are a current, cosmopolitan generation of ‘Africans of the world’. Read more...

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29 juin 2016

It’s crucial to locate the ‘African’ in African Studies

By Robtel Neajai Pailey. Africans have always produced knowledge about Africa. Their contributions have in some cases been “preferably unheard”. In others they’ve been “deliberately silenced”. Read more...

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‘Meta-portal’ of higher education resources in French

By Wagdy Sawahel. The Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie or AUF has launched a virtual repository of educational resources called ‘meta-portal IDNEUF’ to provide free access to Francophone university resources. The global launch was held in Mali – Africa is the continent with the largest number of French speakers, 96.2 million. Read more...

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