Making higher education work for Africa

Copyright: Alfredo D'Amato / Panos
Copyright: Alfredo D’Amato / Panos

By SciDev.Net 

Higher education is taking a more prominent place in debates over Africa’s future. But efforts to boost advanced university degrees have been fraught with difficulties. How should graduate training change so it better aligns with development needs and employment opportunities?

This Spotlight presents an in-depth analysis including opinions, facts and figures, and key resources. It features views by Goolam Mohamedbhai, former secretary-general of the Association of African Universities; Patrício V. Langa, from the Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique and Gerald Wangenge-Ouma from the University of Pretoria in South Africa; and Martin Bosompem, from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana.

It includes interviews with faculty and technology experts from East Africa as well as Lidia Brito, director of science policy and capacity building at UNESCO. This is part of the Africa’s PhD Renaissance series funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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