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Amin, Aloysius Ajab; Ntembe, Augustin – International Journal of Higher Education, 2021
Although higher education plays a vital role in the socio-economic development of Sub-Saharan Africa, enrollment in universities in the region is unexpectedly low compared to other regions. However, Sub-Saharan African countries have made strides in increasing access to higher education amidst constraints and challenges. The efforts have led to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Access to Education, Educational Finance
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Lyken-Segosebe, Dawn; Braxton, John M. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2021
Vice chancellors of public universities in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region face a myriad of challenges that require research- and data-driven decision-making. This paper presents a decision-making model for college and university leadership - The Two-Way Practitioner-Researcher Loop. This scholarship of practice has the…
Descriptors: College Administration, Decision Making, Data Analysis, Barriers
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Fomunyam, Kehdinga George – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us, and it comes with implications for the higher education curriculum and organisations within Africa. Technology that was ubiquitous in previous decades, is now becoming obsolete. Artificial intelligence and digitization, which are features of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, are now the order of the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology, Industrialization
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ElKhayat, Ranya S. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
This conceptual paper is a future study aiming to shed light on the current state of higher education in the MENA region. The neoliberal agenda for higher education in the region presents a form of education that is commodified, corporatized and focused on STEM rather than on humanities. The paper further speculates on the state of higher…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Neoliberalism, Geographic Regions
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Mushemeza, Elijah Dickens – International Journal of Higher Education, 2016
This paper analyses the opportunities and challenges of academic staff in higher education in Africa. The paper argues that recruitment, appointment and promotion of academic staff should depend highly on their productivity (positive production per individual human resource). The staff profile and qualifications should be posted on the University…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Faculty Promotion
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Woldegiorgis, Emnet Tadesse; Doevenspeck, Martin – International Journal of Higher Education, 2015
Since the 1990s, the development in the international dimension of higher education including student/scholar mobility, regional and international research networks and initiatives have brought new opportunities for African higher education to be incorporated in the global knowledge production and circulation processes. One of the instruments of…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Trend Analysis, Barriers, Higher Education
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Woldegiorgis, Emnet Tadesse; Jonck, Petronella; Goujon, Anne – International Journal of Higher Education, 2015
Europe's Bologna Process has been identified as a pioneering approach in regional cooperation with respect to the area of higher education. To address the challenges of African higher education, policymakers are recommending regional cooperation that uses the Bologna Process as a model. Based on these recommendations, the African Union Commission…
Descriptors: Educational Change, International Cooperation, Educational Policy, Student Mobility
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Kivunja, Charles; Shizha, Edward – International Journal of Higher Education, 2015
With its origin in Greek where "diaspora" as a noun means "a dispersion" or as a verb means to "scatter about", the term is used in this paper to refer to the dispersion or scattering of Africans from their original African homeland and now live in countries other than their own. Indeed some Africans have dispersed…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Social Capital, Educational Philosophy, Foreign Countries
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Jinying, Wang; Pelagie, Pene Zongabiro Nina – International Journal of Higher Education, 2014
Students' perceptions towards entrepreneurship have been a focus for many researches in the field of Entrepreneurship: Given the role that entrepreneurship play in the economic development of a country, researchers acknowledge that students are the key population for entrepreneurial activities. Researchers want to predict and understand students'…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Intention, Performance Factors, Vocational Interests
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Semali, Ladislaus M.; Baker, Rose; Freer, Rob – International Journal of Higher Education, 2013
Public and private universities in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, and elsewhere in Africa, were experiencing all time high enrollments since the late 1990s. To address these demands, university administrators sought partnerships with universities of the global North to facilitate the necessary educational reform and curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Cooperation
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Zeelen, Jacques – International Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This article discusses the current dynamics at African universities concerning the quality of teaching, the role of research, the level of community outreach, and the position of higher education in the educational sector as a whole. Points of reference are experiences at the University of the North in South Africa as well as experiences at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Colleges, Educational Quality, Instructional Effectiveness