31 mai 2016

Ministry mulls new masters degree guidelines

By Gilbert Nganga. Kenya is mulling over new university guidelines that will require masters students to publish at least one article in a refereed journal before being eligible to graduate. Read more...

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Decolonising the curriculum – A student call in context

By Brian Kamanzi. South Africa’s student movement focussed around calls for the removal of a statue of the imperialist megalomaniac and renowned ‘philanthropist’, Cecil John Rhodes, from the University of Cape Town. Read more...

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30 mai 2016

Rectors draft proposals to modernise higher education

The heads of the seven public higher education institutions in Côte d’Ivoire have drafted proposals for a strategic higher education modernisation plan, in the wake of years of national crises and university closures. Read more...

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MPs endorse proposals to clip universities’ wings

Parliament’s portfolio committee on higher education and training last week adopted the bill that critics say will give the state sweeping powers over universities and colleges, writes Bekezela Phakathi for Times Live. Read more...

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Consensus, contradictions in African higher education

By Karen MacGregor. The fundamental issue of whether Africa’s future lies in manufacturing beneficiation or the knowledge economy will be key to deciding what kind of higher education system must be built, says Dr Blade Nzimande, South Africa’s higher education minister. Meanwhile regional integration is essential – but African universities are not collaborating with each other. Read more...

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Going Global – Consensus, contradictions in African higher education

By Karen MacGregor – Africa Editor. Going Global, the British Council’s flagship higher education conference, was held from 3-5 May in South Africa. One of several articles reports on a high-powered plenary that found consensus and contradictions in African higher education and a dismal lack of international collaboration between African universities.
Munyaradzi Makoni describes recent case studies from Ukraine, Morocco and Bahrain that highlighted the capacity of quality assurance in higher education to support nation-building in various ways, and he covered a preconference dialogue that called for a unified front in Africa around access to knowledge in order to tackle rising journal costs.
We launch the first in a global series of Special Reports on student movements and issues, aimed at deepening understanding and debate on what is transpiring across the student world. This week there are articles on student activism in Chile, Japan and India. Also, Rachel Brooks looks at what is driving the rise in student protest movements and why some are successful, and Nico Cloete investigates the vexing question of what proportions governments, business and individuals should contribute to higher education, and finds a ‘trilemma of trade-offs’.
In a series on Transformative Leadership, in which University World News is partnering with The MasterCard Foundation, Marybeth Gasman suggests that widening participation requires that faculty take on innovative and challenging teaching methods to engage an increasingly diverse student population and the student-centred approach of Minority-Serving Institutions in the US provides a useful role model. Read more...

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26 mai 2016

Decolonising universities isn’t an easy process – but it has to happen

The ConversationBy  and . Universities have been under enormous pressure to increase access for black students, who were historically kept out of higher education or pushed into institutions reserved for “non-whites”. There’s a drive to promote equity and to become “internationalised”. More...

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15 mai 2016

African universities must be ‘audacious’ to transform continent

By Ellie Bothwell. Institutions need to establish ‘nuanced’ notions of excellence, expert on African development tells THE Africa Universities Summit. More...

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Africa Summit 2016: proper credit is 'boosting African research'

By Ellie Bothwell. Published research from African universities is on the rise because academics across the continent are getting better at insisting that they are not just treated as "data gatherers". More...

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13 mai 2016

Universities and the financial sector must work together to plug skills gaps

The ConversationBy . Africa’s CEOs are worried that there aren’t enough skilled professionals on the continent. The financial services sector is particularly hard hit by this shortage. More...

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