Higher Education

The Role of Research and Post Graduate Studies in African Higher Education

This policy brief is produced by the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) for the Summit on Higher Education on Revitalizing Higher Education for Africa’s future (Dakar, Senegal, March 10-12, 2015). This policy brief is underpinned by the assumption that an instrumentalist approach to HE is unlikely to meet a core goal of HE: the building and valuing of new knowledge. This policy brief therefore seeks to provide a framework for building HE research capacity, through theoretically sound research, and Masters and PhD graduation.

Assuring Quality, Excellence and Relevance in African Universities

This policy brief is produced by the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) for the Summit on Higher Education on Revitalizing Higher Education for Africa’s future (Dakar, Senegal, March 10-12, 2015). Universities in Africa have suffered from sporadic support, resulting in uneven development and varying quality.

Harmonization of Higher Education in Africa or Why We Need to Hang in There Together

This policy brief is produced by the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) for the Summit on Higher Education on Revitalizing Higher Education for Africa’s future (Dakar, Senegal, March 10-12, 2015). Building on existing efforts for harmonization and informed by global developments in this area, this policy brief explores the pitfalls of a harmonization deficit, stresses the urgency to align continental HE agendas within a framework of sustainable development and recommends African policymakers to reenergize the Arusha Convention towards the development of an African Higher Education and Research Space (AHERS).

Tackling Gender Inequality in Higher Education Institutions in Africa

This policy brief is produced by the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) for the Summit on Higher Education on Revitalizing Higher Education for Africa’s future (Dakar, Senegal, March 10-12, 2015). The argument presented in this policy brief is that there is need to shift to more holistic gender responsive strategies. Such strategies move beyond simply enabling women’s access to HEIs to issues affecting women’s ability to fully participate, and perform within these institutions. Based on the Forum for African Women Educationalists’ research, the key priorities for addressing the gender inequalities in African HEIs are highlighted.

Stimulating Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Development in Africa: An Urgent Post-2015 Agenda

This policy brief is produced by the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) for the Summit on Higher Education on Revitalizing Higher Education for Africa’s future (Dakar, Senegal, March 10-12, 2015). A knowledge-based economy is expected to drive sustainable social-economic transformation and underpin the creation of employment opportunities, especially for a bulging youth generation. Africa requires a boost in attention to and development of STI to urgently address challenges posed by climate change, desertification and land degradation, drought, loss of biodiversity and sustainable natural resource management.

Diversify and Differentiate African Higher Education Systems!

This policy brief is produced by the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) for the Summit on Higher Education on Revitalizing Higher Education for Africa’s future (Dakar, Senegal, March 10-12, 2015). The main purpose this policy brief is to examine the contextual situation of diversification and differentiation, suggest policy options and recommendations for policy makers to consider.

How to Improve the Employability of Higher Education Graduates

This policy brief is produced by the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) for the Summit on Higher Education on Revitalizing Higher Education for Africa’s future (Dakar, Senegal, March 10-12, 2015). This paper focuses on the employability of higher education graduates in the private sector.
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