Africa

Challenges Facing Ethiopian Higher Education

By Liz Reisberg and Laura E Rumbley Ethiopia is one of the poorest countries in the world. More than three-fourths of the nation’s primary economic activity involves small-scale agriculture, not only highly inefficient but extremely vulnerable to variations in climate


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‘University of the Desert’ Taking Shape

By Paul Rigg Recently in Madrid the Universities of Leeds; Managua; Berkeley and Pretoria joined forces with over a dozen others in Algeria, Cuba and Spain to support a unique ‘University of the Desert.’ The planned ‘University of Tifariti’ has


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Africa’s Push-Pull Factors – or Is It Pull-Push?

Influences on African Students’ Decisions to Study in the United States By Nancy Keteku Nancy Keteku is the educationUSA Regional Educational Advising Coordinator for sub-Saharan Africa Whether recruiting or evaluating applicants from overseas, we find ourselves asking, “What made this


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Student Survey on Higher Education in Africa

By Dr. Elisabeth Moyer Dept. of the Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago The literature on higher education in developing countries is full of varying and contradictory opinions on what is required to promote a thriving educational system. One important set


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The Impact of the Bologna Process beyond Europe, Part I

The European higher education reform process is having an impact way beyond its borders. In June 1999, ministers of education from 29 countries gathered in Bologna, the birthplace of Europe’s oldest university, to sign a declaration aimed at harmonizing degree


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University Rankings: South Africa

The only ranking of South African institutions of higher education appears to be the Financial Mail ranking of master’s of business administration (MBA) programs. Financial Mail MBA Rankings The Financial Mail (FM), a business weekly, conducts an annual survey of


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Foreign Higher Education Activity in Francophone Africa

By Lisa Jokivirta VIEW UPCOMING WEBINAR ON GHANA, NIGERIA, AND KENYA To date, Africa has remained in large part unaffected by transnational higher education. Evidence suggests that, until now, the vast majority of foreign educational activity has been concentrated in


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WENR, May/June 2004: Institutions of Higher Education in South Africa after the Mergers

By Robert Sedgwick, Editor, WENR Since 1994 South Africa has been overhauling its entire education system as part of a broader national reform movement aimed at overcoming the inequities and polarization caused by the now defunct apartheid regime. For more


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Sub-Saharan Africa: The State of Public Higher Education and the Emergence of Private Sector Universities

By Kingsley Banya Professor of Curriculum Theory and Comparative and International Education Florida International University VIEW UPCOMING WEBINAR ON GHANA, NIGERIA, AND KENYA   I t is generally accepted that higher education in sub-Saharan Africa is in deep turmoil. The


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eWENR, March/April 2000: Challenge and Response in African Higher Education

Challenge and Response in African Higher Education by David Court VIEW UPCOMING WEBINAR ON GHANA, NIGERIA, AND KENYA   A high degree of consensus exists among educational leaders and scholars in Africa about the challenges facing the development of higher


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