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[Issue 44] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


University World News Digital skills demand – A big opportunity for universities (Africa) The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has urged universities and higher technical education institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa to improve their digital skills training programmes to cater for its prediction that over 230 million jobs in the region will need digital skills by 2030.  The study, Digital Skills in Sub-Saharan Africa: Spotlight on … Read More [Issue 44] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 43] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


University World News Applied universities – A viable path to higher education (Ethiopia) The idea of the applied university is growing as an enticing concept in developed and developing countries alike, offering a vehicle for system differentiation and the production of high-level practical skills.The applied university goes by many names – polytechnic university, university of applied sciences, vocational university, applied technological university – according … Read More [Issue 43] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 42] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


University World News Using intellectual property to actualise universities’ potential (Africa) Four African universities are among five institutions that have been picked to participate in a continental intellectual property (IP) pilot project, aimed at helping public teaching and research organisations build capacity for developing and implementing institutional IP policy and strategy. The project is being implemented by global IP organisation the World Intellectual Property … Read More [Issue 42] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 41] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


RUFORUM Blog His Excellency George Manneh Weah the President of the Republic of Liberia Meets RUFORUM Delegation in Monrovia (Liberia) Monrovia 25 April 2019 A delegation from the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has today paid a courtesy call to His Excellency George Manneh Weah the President of the Republic of Liberia at his Capitol Hill residence in Monrovia. This … Read More [Issue 41] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 34,35,36,37,38,39,40] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


University World News What makes a university a ‘global university’? (Global) Education for global citizenship has become a popular concept worldwide. In 1996, the OECD promoted the internationalisation of curricula for professional and social engagement in a multicultural and globally minded society. Ten years later, UNESCO announced that the public good and social responsibility were central to the purpose of 21st century universities. The … Read More [Issue 34,35,36,37,38,39,40] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 33] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


The standard Media There is a real difference between earning and getting a PhD (General) The PhD continues to be a scarce qualification even as the Commission for University Education (CUE) insists that all academics teaching in universities must hold one. The PhD is the highest university qualification that can be conferred by a university. At its core, the PhD process assumes that a … Read More [Issue 33] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 32] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


University World News New journal to boost dissemination of African research (Africa) A new African journal is to boost access to research output, particularly for African university academics, through a new peer-reviewed and open access publication that aims to increase intra-African research collaborations across scientific disciplines. The quarterly journal Scientific African is owned and operated by a community of Next Einstein Forum scientists and … Read More [Issue 32] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 31] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


1. University World News Experts weigh in on higher education challenges (Africa) A selection of experts and scholars in African higher education share their views on the key challenges and trends facing higher education in the upcoming year. Tertiary education is an essential driver of economic and social development in all African nations. Skilled human capital and a strong research base are not only … Read More [Issue 31] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 27] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


University World News Agricultural higher education project calls for proposals (Africa/RUFORUM) The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in collaboration with the governments of Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Malawi and Mozambique and the World Bank have launched a call for proposals for a multimillion dollar higher education agriculture project intended to boost human resource capacity for the transformation of agriculture. The … Read More [Issue 27] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 26] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


University World News Grants to help address knowledge gaps in agriculture (RUFORUM/World Bank) Major universities from six African countries will next year stand a chance to develop regional hubs for agricultural learning with the help of grants worth US$20 million from the World Bank via the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM). The beneficiaries will be selected by the World Bank … Read More [Issue 26] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 25] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


Nyasa Times Mutharika pledges support to Regional Universities Forum (Malawi) Speaking on Thursday when he hosted a RUFORUM delegation at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe, President Mutharika said he is committed to the enhancement of higher learning in Malawi and across Africa through promotion of investment at this level of education. “No country can develop without proper investment in higher education and that is why … Read More [Issue 25] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 23] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


University World News New partnership puts university teaching in the spotlight (Africa) African universities need a systematic change in teaching and learning approaches to help lecturers deal with growing student numbers and inadequate facilities, and to produce graduates who can make meaningful contributions in today’s knowledge-based economies. This message was a key driver of discussions at a pedagogical leadership training session aimed at lecturers … Read More [Issue 23] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

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