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dc.contributor.authorCloete, Nico
dc.contributor.authorBailey, Tracy
dc.contributor.authorMaassen, Peter
dc.date.accessioned2023-08-08T06:27:12Z
dc.date.available2023-08-08T06:27:12Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.submitted2023-07-24T15:32:02Z
dc.identifierONIX_20230724_9781920355739_5
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/64066
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/112257
dc.description.abstractUniversities and economic development in Africa: Pact, academic core and coordination draws together evidence and synthesises the findings from eight African case studies. The three key findings presented in this report are as follows: 1. There is a lack of clarity and agreement (pact) about a development model and the role of higher education in development, at both national and institutional levels. There is, however, an increasing awareness, particularly at government level, of the importance of universities in the global context of the knowledge economy. 2. Research production at the eight African universities is not strong enough to enable them to build on their traditional undergraduate teaching roles and make a sustained contribution to development via new knowledge production. A number of universities have manageable student-staff ratios and adequately qualifi ed staff, but inadequate funds for staff to engage in research. In addition, the incentive regimes do not support knowledge production. 3. In none of the countries in the sample is there a coordinated effort between government, external stakeholders and the university to systematically strengthen the contribution that the university can make to development. While at each of the universities there are exemplary development projects that connect strongly to external stakeholders and strengthen the academic core, the challenge is how to increase the number of these projects. The project on which this report is based forms part of a larger study on Higher Education and Economic Development in Africa, undertaken by the Higher Education Research and Advocacy Network in Africa (HERANA). HERANA is coordinated by the Centre for Higher Education Transformation in South Africa.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JN Education
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JN Education::JNM Higher & further education, tertiary education
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JN Education::JNM Higher & further education, tertiary education::JNMH Colleges of higher education
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JN Educationen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JN Education::JNM Higher education, tertiary educationen_US
dc.subject.othereducation
dc.subject.otherhigher education
dc.subject.otheruniversity
dc.titleUniversities and Economic Development in Africa
dc.title.alternativePact, academic core and coordination
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.47622/9781920355807
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy36099d72-8b22-4bf5-ab27-c2090263b9c6
oapen.relation.isbn9781920355739
oapen.collectionScholarLed
oapen.pages110
oapen.place.publicationCape Town


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