Africa Features

AFRICA-CHINA

Research universities – Lessons for Africa from China

PHOTOChina provides some lessons for Africa when it comes to managing the apparent contradiction between massification and differentiation in higher education, one of which is that creating research universities that contribute to development requires policy that connects with both politics and culture.

AFRICA

Universities’ research aspirations – 15 years of data

AFRICA-RUSSIA

Through HE, Russia signals intention to renew influence

NIGERIA

Discord over bid to open 80 new HE institutions

UGANDA

Makerere upgrades sexual harassment policy amid concerns

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Africa News

EGYPT

Outcry as university restricts staff media appearances

PHOTOLecturers at Egypt’s Islamic Al-Azhar University have condemned a recent ruling by the institution’s President Mohamed el-Mahrassawy that prevents them from appearing in the media without prior approval from the state seminary’s administration.

NIGERIA

No reinstatement of academic whistleblowers – University

ZIMBABWE

Universities paralysed by low budget allocation – Report

AFRICA

Pan African University’s growing PhD graduation numbers

SOUTH AFRICA

Study finds no link between bursaries and student success

KENYA

Postgraduate numbers fall in new universities crisis

SENEGAL

Protests against closure of masters cinema course

Africa Analysis

ETHIOPIA

Imperatives for a functioning information system at HEIs

PHOTOThe fact that the new Ethiopian Education Development Roadmap (2018-30) does not emphasise the development of efficient higher education management information systems is a source of concern, given the changing nature and complexity of higher education and the attendant pressures placed on higher education institutions.

Obituary

AFRICA

Professor who raised a generation of students and scholars

PHOTOZimbabwean academic, Professor Phinias Mogorosi Makhurane, who died on 1 December, helped a number of Southern African states' future leaders get scholarships while he was a representative of the International University Exchange Fund in the region during the 1970s.

Global Features

GLOBAL

Higher education’s role is to reassert universal values

PHOTOHigher education has a key role to play in countering the spread of populism and nationalism and tackling global challenges such as poverty and climate change, by reasserting universal values of human dignity and the value of science and research, UNESCO’s education chief, Stefania Giannini said.

GLOBAL

EdX eyes bigger role in disrupting campus education

GLOBAL

Champion of putting science behind policy and ranking

World Blog

CANADA

Funding decision won’t deter Franco-Ontario university

PHOTOSince coming to power in Ontario, Doug Ford has cancelled funding for four new campuses, including a new university that will provide French-language degrees on global issues. Buoyed by a public outcry, the latter’s advocates are pushing for federal funding to save the initiative.

Global Commentary

GLOBAL

Next generation perspectives on HE internationalisation

PHOTOThe need for attention to new topics and new perspectives in relation to internationalisation of higher education is acute and the next generation of researchers will need to move the field forward, making it more international.

TURKEY

Soft power through a branch campus in former ISIS base

EUROPE

Europe set for automatic recognition of qualifications

Transformative Leadership

GLOBAL

A global solidarity network realising societal change

PHOTOTransformative leadership is taking place in perse contexts where university teaching and research is being embedded in local community objectives. Most of this innovation is taking place away from the metropolitan capitals and academic centres and universities are starting to link up to share knowledge.

AFRICA

Innovative model for extending higher education’s reach

Since it launched in Rwanda in 2013, Kepler has set up a refugee campus which combines in-person, online and on-the-job learning and has led to increased employment outcomes. It hopes to work with partners and other institutions to expand its model to other parts of the continent.

EUROPE

Help academic refugees to contribute to inclusion

Empowering academic refugees can help to change mindsets so that refugees are regarded as a social asset rather than a cost. They can also enhance inclusion and contribute to a deeper understanding of refugees and the challenges they face in higher education.

CANADA

A bottom-up approach to developing Indigenous education

UNITED STATES

College leaders who confront social issues head on

PAKISTAN

Innovation needed to widen access to higher education

Transformative Leadership: South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA

Differentiated HE missions are key to social progress

PHOTOTo achieve truly transformative change, South Africa needs to develop a world-class higher education system that supports differentiated forms of education, with institutions linked to an overall developmental goal. That requires adequate incentives for different types of institutions to excel in different missions.

SOUTH AFRICA

Towards equity – Simply opening HE doors is not enough

SOUTH AFRICA

A university that epitomises a society in transition

Academic Freedom

GLOBAL

How university leaders can support student expression

PHOTOStudent expression has more impact and legitimacy when organised through democratic, inclusive and accountable bodies that foster debate and cooperation across political differences before conflicts arise. University leaders can help to strengthen student expression by creating opportunities for constructive dialogue.

World Round-up

UNITED KINGDOM

Birmingham University vice-chancellor tops pay table

AUSTRALIA

Advocates call for policy change to improve HE access

INDIA

Redraft model to suit foreign students’ needs, VCs told

NETHERLANDS

Universities and Elsevier extend licence agreement

UNITED KINGDOM

Scotland’s universities ‘remain open to EU students’

UNITED KINGDOM

How educational institutions respond to the skills gap

COLOMBIA

Students in Colombia march for free public universities

GHANA

University removes Gandhi statue at centre of protests

UNITED KINGDOM

Universities must eliminate equality gaps

GREECE

Academics call for end to ban on private universities

JAPAN

Waseda’s new head aims to attract global scholars

SAMOA

South Pacific vice-chancellor denies high staff turnover

CHINA

University students must scan QR codes before showering

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