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ERIC Number: EJ805504
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1028-3153
Creating a Niche in Internationalization for (South) African Higher Education Institutions
Mthembu, Thandwa
Journal of Studies in International Education, v8 n3 p282-296 2004
This article raises existential questions about the African University. In search of an identity of the African University, the article surveys and re-affirms a descriptive definition of the African University. Furthermore, it surveys contextual challenges of internationalization that should be peculiar to the African University and uses them to inform and affirm an African identity of the African University. Such an affirmation of uniqueness and identity would provide a niche for the African University that would enable it to meet the challenges that Africa faces. The article, therefore, presents a cyclic process toward African Universities contributing uniquely to internationalization: from existential questions to contextual challenges to affirmation of definition and identity and eventually, to meeting contextual challenges that will make the African University a leader in its chosen niche. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa