Africa

WENR, October 2015: Africa

Growth in Numbers Versus Growth in Skills

Universities have ill-equipped graduate recruits for the new demands placed on them by the working world – a problem highlighted by the estimate that 365,000 South African graduates are unemployed, despite…


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WENR, September 2015: Africa

Call to Implement Bologna Process-Inspired Reforms in Africa

The African Union Commission is pushing for all of its 54 member countries to ratify the UNESCO-backed 2014 Addis Convention – the Revised Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Certificates, Diplomas, Degrees and…


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WENR, July/August 2015: Africa

South Africa Dominates Africa University Rankings

A new university ranking compiled by Thomson Reuters has listed the top 10 tertiary institutions on the African continent, led by South Africa’s University of Cape Town…


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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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