Ethiopian Higher Education: Expansion, Dilemmas and Quality

By Dr. Philip Rayner & Prof. Kate Ashcroft Background Higher education has only been available in Ethiopia to most qualified school leavers since the early 1990s when the current Government, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) led by Meles Zenawi, overthrew the hard-line Marxist…

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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 now – for the first…

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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 student decide to apply to…

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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 of voices that is often…

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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 structures and quality assurance procedures…

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