African university updates

Indicators show flagship African universities on rise

By Karen MacGregor – in University World News.

The notion of ‘Africa Rising’ has found traction in recent years, although the ascent is very uneven, says Nico Cloete, coordinator of the Higher Education Research and Advocacy Network in Africa. Certainly the continent’s flagship universities are rising. “There are upward trends in a number of areas that I think are very positive.”

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170112122605249

Profiles of flagship universities in eight African countries

From HERANA research.

Research by the Higher Education Research and Advocacy Network in Africa has produced data on flagship universities in eight African countries over a 15-year period. One outcome has been to improve data collection at the universities involved. Another has been to build a first accurate picture of leading universities across the continent, their performances according to key indicators, and their achievements and challenges.

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170113133110778

Povl Tiedemann
January 2017

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