Category: Media Monitoring

[Issue 19]: Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


University World News Centres of Excellence project bequeaths research hubs (Africa) The Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) plans to establish regional research hubs in at least four universities that are hosting the Eastern and Southern African Higher Education Centres of Excellence (ACE II) at a cost of US$2 million. In a move that will be preceded by the setting up of incubation centres … Read More [Issue 19]: Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 16 and 17] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


Quartz Media Africa needs another million PhD scientists to develop homegrown solutions (Africa) It’s been a recurring refrain: Africa still lags woefully behind the rest of the world in generating new scientific knowledge. As figures collated by the World Bank in 2014 show, the continent—home to around 16% of the world’s population—produces less than 1% of the world’s research output. These are painful admissions … Read More [Issue 16 and 17] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 13 and 14] Media Monitoring.Extract for Higher Education news in Africa


Daily Nation Our African Universities are up in arms, and we are at sea (Kenya) Kenya’s universities are in upheaval. Students and lecturers have been in full protest mode in recent months. They are not alone. Across the western border in Uganda, it’s the same story. And they have been at it longer in South Africa. In Ethiopia, not too long ago, they were … Read More [Issue 13 and 14] Media Monitoring.Extract for Higher Education news in Africa

[Issue 12]Media Monitoring. Extract for Higher Education news in Africa


University World News PhD training – Why African government funding is needed (Africa) While international donor funding for PhD training programmes in Africa helps to accelerate progress and achieve results more quickly, financial contributions to such programmes by African governments are critical and have a range of long-term benefits, higher education experts suggest. Aminata Sall Diallo, a professor of physiology at Cheikh Anta Diop … Read More [Issue 12]Media Monitoring. Extract for Higher Education news in Africa

[Issue 10 and 11] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


Van Guard Afe Babalola in Oxford: Proffers solutions to education problems in Africa (Africa) In his Book titled “A Paradise for Maggots: The story of a Nigerian Anti-graft Czar”, Wale Adebanwi, a Rhodes Professor of Race Relations and Director, African Studies Centre in Oxford University, painted a lucid but agonizing picture of how corruption has robbed Nigeria of its best in virtually all facets … Read More [Issue 10 and 11] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 9] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


University World News US$5 million allocated for university technology hubs (Zimbabwe) The Zimbabwe government has set aside more than US$5 million to put in place technology hubs at six state-run universities in a move that it hopes will spearhead the country’s industrialisation and modernisation. Zimbabwe’s Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Professor Amon Murwira said the first university hub is … Read More [Issue 9] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 8] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


University World News Do we provide the right support for migrant academics? (Global) Academics move from one country to another for myriad professional reasons, including the pursuit of a more prestigious academic position or the furtherance of research opportunities. Migrant academics rarely make such international moves for better teaching or pedagogic opportunities. Yet most migrant academics are expected to teach in their new environments, … Read More [Issue 8] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 7] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


Morocco World News Morocco, EU Sign Partnership to Bolster Research and Innovation in Mediterranean (Morocco) Morocco and the European Union (EU) signed a cooperation agreement setting out the conditions for Morocco’s collaboration in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) on Tuesday, in Brussels. The partnership was signed at the headquarters of the Council of the European Union by Morocco’s … Read More [Issue 7] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 6] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


The Guardian Africa’s unsung scientists finally get their own journal to spread research (Africa) A new journal to showcase Africa’s often-overlooked scientific research has been launched to give the continent’s scientists better global recognition. Scientific African will be the first “mega-journal” in Africa. It was unveiled in Kigali last week at Africa’s biggest science conference, the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) conference, and the first … Read More [Issue 6] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

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