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Lakey, George – Association of Commonwealth Universities, 2020
The Climate Impacts Research Capacity and Leadership Enhancement (CIRCLE) programme is an initiative of the UK's Department for International Development (DFID). Managed by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), the programme is a response to the shortage of local scientists contributing to knowledge on the impacts of climate change…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Climate, Scientific Research, Scientists
Association of Commonwealth Universities, 2020
The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is an international organisation dedicated to building a better world through higher education. With over 500 member universities across 50 countries, our international network spans more than 10 million students and over a million academic and professional staff. In May 2020, the ACU undertook a…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Association of Commonwealth Universities, 2020
The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) conducted a digital engagement survey in May 2020, designed to capture the short-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the working habits of staff, students, and university leaders. Results provide a snapshot of individual levels of digital engagement, changing attitudes and behaviours, and the…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Association of Commonwealth Universities, 2019
The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is an international organisation dedicated to building a better world through higher education. The ACU's strategic plan - 'The road to 2030' - reinforces the fundamental belief that global challenges can only be solved through international collaboration, and collective commitment to achieving…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Strategic Planning, International Cooperation, Sustainable Development
Association of Commonwealth Universities, 2019
'Extending the welcome', a symposium convened in March 2019, brought together participants from a dozen countries across public, private and academic spheres to discuss the education gap faced by refugees and displaced people and what universities can do to help bridge that gap. Through a discussion of findings and best practice from already…
Descriptors: Refugees, Educational Attainment, Foreign Countries, Conferences (Gatherings)
Taruvinga, Amon; Prasadam-Halls, Ben – Association of Commonwealth Universities, 2019
Early career academics are crucial to the long-term vitality of teaching and research, and to the future of universities. They are the next generation of teaching staff, of cuttingedge innovation and research leadership, and are a valuable resource to be nurtured and developed. There is a pressing challenge for universities to create an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Degrees, Researchers, Beginning Teachers
Moss, Caroline – Association of Commonwealth Universities, 2016
This report forms part of the Nairobi Process, a series of discussions and reports aimed at stimulating debate around Africa-UK research collaboration and the provision of researcher support in African higher education. It emphasizes the value and the need to invest in the development of early career researchers. As the research leaders of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Researchers, Higher Education, Entry Workers
Kirkland, John – Association of Commonwealth Universities, 2015
Higher education is increasingly recognised as being critical to social and economic prosperity. It is also a policy area where the Commonwealth could significantly increase its impact. This could be achieved without major cost, by working through activities already in place, and persuading member governments to make stronger use of these brands…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Economic Development, Social Change, Costs
Association of Commonwealth Universities, 2015
The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) believes that higher education is uniquely placed to help address global challenges -- not least through informing policy with research evidence, and through graduating generations of new leaders and skilled professionals. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) did not explicitly reference higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainable Development, Objectives, Global Approach
Association of Commonwealth Universities, 2015
The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is an international framework through which countries of the Commonwealth offer university scholarships and fellowships to citizens of other member states, forging enduring bonds between nations and creating valuable opportunities for cultural and academic exchange. Established by…
Descriptors: Scholarships, Fellowships, Educational Finance, Program Evaluation
Harle, Jonathan – Association of Commonwealth Universities, 2009
Good libraries are a critical part of any university's research and teaching, whether in physical or digital form. But, as numerous accounts have documented, many African libraries have struggled to maintain good collections in the face of falling budgets, rising purchasing costs, and expanding student numbers. This paper draws on a literature…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Internet, Foreign Countries, Universities
Harle, Jonathan – Association of Commonwealth Universities, 2009
Across Sub-Saharan Africa it is evident that humanities and social sciences research is in urgent need of support. Universities and researchers face many challenges, the results of declining funding in the face of huge increases in enrollments. Infrastructure and facilities are insufficient and incomes have fallen. Many academics have been forced…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Sciences, International Cooperation, Foreign Countries
Roberts, Liam – Association of Commonwealth Universities, 2007
Research Ethics has emerged as one of the most well-developed policy areas within the sphere of Research and Innovation Management. As such, for African institutions looking to strengthen their policy frameworks, develop increased collaborations, and increase research outputs, a thorough understanding of global trends in Ethics will be vital.…
Descriptors: Animals, Conflict of Interest, Supervision, Research Administration
Harle, Jonathan – Association of Commonwealth Universities, 2007
This report was commissioned by the British Academy's Africa Panel to examine the challenges facing African universities when undertaking collaborative research with UK and other international partners, particularly in the social sciences and humanities. It draws principally on a consultation undertaken by the Association of Commonwealth…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Sciences, Information Dissemination, Foreign Countries