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ERIC Number: EJ1070695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0950-4222
Higher Education Research Expenditure in South Africa: A Review of the New Funding Framework
Odhiambo, Nicholas M.; Ntenga, Lydia
Industry and Higher Education, v29 n4 p283-291 Aug 2015
The trends and the trajectory of higher education research expenditure in South Africa since the introduction of the New Funding Formula in 2004 have been analysed. The paper also compares the level of South Africa's total gross expenditure on research and development with those of other selected economies. The findings show that following introduction of the New Funding Formula there has been a significant increase in higher education research expenditure in South Africa. It was also found that although South Africa's total gross expenditure on research and development, as a percentage of GDP, is currently the highest in Africa, it is still lagging behind countries such as China, Russia and Brazil. The study therefore recommends further investment in research and development in South Africa so that the country can achieve its vision of becoming a knowledge-based economy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa