Africa

WENR, June 2015: Africa

Overseas-Educated Graduates Underused

African and European cooperation has produced a growing number of African graduates who have studied abroad. But the continent is not benefitting as much as it should…


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WENR, May 2015: Africa

Six African Business Schools Forge Alliance

Six of Africa’s top business schools have forged a new association through which they will share resources and expertise, promote academic and student exchanges and conduct research aimed at boosting entrepreneurship, job creation and economic development on the continent…


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WENR, April 2015: Africa

Continental University Research Alliance Launched

Fifteen universities from eight African countries launched an alliance of research universities at the recent African Higher Education Summit in Senegal’s capital Dakar…


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WENR, March 2015: Africa

16 African Countries Sign Credentials-Recognition Agreement

The recognition – or lack thereof – of qualifications when a student moves from one country to another has long hampered the mobility of students, especially in developing countries…


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WENR, January/February 2015: Africa

Public Spending Increases for Universities

Kenya plans to increase funding of public universities by 10 percent in the coming fiscal year, which begins in July – the biggest funding rise in three years…


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WENR, December 2014: Africa

Doctorate to Become Requirement for University Lecturers

Kenya has set a higher qualifications threshold for the appointment of university lecturers. In a directive to be implemented in the next five years,…


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WENR, November 2014: Africa

Stakeholders Across Africa Agree on Need for Improved Quality in Higher Ed, Closer Cross-Border Collaboration

Positive tones emerged from the 6th International Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Africa, held in Bujumbura, Burundi…


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WENR, October 2014: Africa

Brain Drain or Brain Circulation?

In 2010/11, there were 2.9 million tertiary-educated migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa living in OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries…


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WENR, September 2014: Africa

East African Credit Transfer System Moves Closer to Reality

The five signatory countries to the East African Community have taken their biggest step yet towards harmonizing higher education…


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WENR, July/August 2014: Africa

Big Increase in Number of Chinese Scholarships

By the end of 2013, there were more than 35,000 African students in China and most of them were beneficiaries of Chinese …


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