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    Study on private universities in Africa

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    Guidelines for staff exchange & learning visits

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    The Science Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI) seeks to strengthen the research management capacity of Science Granting Councils (SGCs) from 15 sub-Saharan African countries through training, technical support and peer-to-peer learning via exchange visits to other Councils. The Guidelines for Staff Exchange and Learning Visits assists interested SGCs across Africa to engage in the process of international staff exchanges, providing them with the key issues and processes involved. SGCs interested in participating in the Staff Exchange Programme, whether as hosts or guests, can contact the Association of African Universities (AAU).Swedish International Development Cooperation AgencyUnited Kingdom's Department for International DevelopmentSouth Africa's National Research FoundationGerman Research Foundatio

    Strengthening the capability of Africa’s science granting councils in research management

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    The project aims to fortify the capability of Science Granting Councils in research excellence (particularly the knowledge and use of tools such as Research Quality Plus framework); research ethics, emerging scientific practices (especially open data, open access and citizen science); and development of online grant management systems (including databases of peer reviewers). SGCs are government ministries, agencies, or specific institutions that fund science: activities in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities; and research.Swedish International Development Cooperation AgencyUnited Kingdom's Department for International DevelopmentSouth Africa's National Research FoundationGerman Research Foundatio

    African Universities: Stories of Change

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    Profiles successful foundation initiatives in Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda that are reforming the higher education landscape in Africa

    Engaging Universities in the Regional Integration Project in Southern Africa

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    The aim of this paper is to explore the potential for engaging universities in promoting greater regional integration in the southern African region, with the intention of prompting further conversation and debate around the role of universities in supporting regional initiatives

    Opening access to knowledge in Southern African universities : research study; final technical report

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    The study found that the key constraint to accessing knowledge is a lack of awareness of what has been produced in the regions, which is exacerbated by the limited capacity to make research available online. Moreover, the publishing criteria that are used to determine promotion and reward further serve to steer the publishing patterns of researchers into disseminating research results in international accredited journals, which are often not available or affordable to universities in the region. The report proposes a new framework based on open access approaches to knowledge production, publishing, and dissemination in response to identified constraints and challenges

    Do Historically Black Colleges and Universities Enhance the College Attendance of African American Youths?

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    Recently, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have become the center of intense policy debates. Do HBCUs enhance the college attendance of African American youths? Previous research has been inconclusive. Among other improvements, our study adjusts for the relative availability of HBCU enrollment opportunities in each state. We find that African Americans are more likely to choose HBCUs over other colleges if more HBCU openings are available. However, more HBCU openings don\u27t increase overall African American enrollment. As we have shown elsewhere, attendance at an HBCU does enhance African American students\u27 college graduation rates

    Contradictory transformations: observations on the intellectual dynamics of South African universities

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    What sort of expectations of transformation of higher education have been aroused by liberation movements? Has the new South Africa fulfilled such expectations? This paper explores the promises and processes that have enveloped South African universities in recent decades. It focuses on the underlying assumptions shaping academic disciplines in the humanities, the debates contesting them and the social-political-economic movements encompassing them. It traces the impact of marxism, africanism, postmodernism and neoliberalism on the production of knowledge. It concludes that South African universities are caught up in a complex field forces where they are subject to conflicting pressures. The result is a state of contradictory transformations ‚Äď one stemming from the politics of liberation and the other from the demands of the global market

    Nurturing lifelong learning in communities through the National University of Lesotho: prospects and challenges

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    This paper analyses one aspect of a pan-African action research project called ITMUA (Implementing the Third Mission of Universities in Africa). This particular paper draws on the data from that project to explore the National University of Lesotho‚Äôs contribution to lifelong learning in its communities. It provides background information on the ITMUA initiative and analyses interview and focus group responses to two case studies in terms of their contribution to lifelong learning. It uses, as its analytical framework, a modified version of Mbigi‚Äôs African perspective on the four De Lors‚Äô ‚Äėpillars‚Äô, by adding a fifth pillar, courtesy of Torres. The paper argues that community engagement is a two-way process between universities and their wider constituencies with opportunities for mutual lifelong learning. But there are also challenges of understanding and process which must be addressed if the full range of these lifelong learning pillars is to be accommodated within African contexts. The paper provides an introduction to the history of community engagement in Africa as a university mission, followed by a brief discussion of lifelong learning within African perspectives. After describing the particular context of Lesotho, the concept of community service and community engagement in contemporary African contexts introduces the action research project and the case studies. The final part of the paper presents and discusses the research findings

    The development of a smart campus ‚Äď African universities point of view

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    Abstract: The current smart campus frameworks available does not fully suit African universities, there is a need to develop a smart campus framework that will suits African universities. The framework used in European univerties is modified to suits African universities. A South African university was used as case study and the results show the strength and shortcomings of this campus in becoming a smart campus
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