Sub-Saharan Africa

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Country's oldest institution places restrictions on undergraduates spending the night together on campus

Adebayo Olukoshi, United Nations African Institute for Economic Development and Planning

Institutions need to establish ‘nuanced’ notions of excellence, expert on African development tells THE Africa Universities Summit

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Universities in two countries will co-host three research chairs

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But British Council study finds that the majority of institutions in 12-nation survey engage in such activity

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After the THE Africa Universities Summit, and as higher education leaders gather at Going Global in Cape Town, Phil Baty reflects on the role of rankings in nation-building

Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur speaking at Africa Universities Summit

Vice-president of Ghana says institutions must develop ‘sustainable’ financing

Marcia Grant, Ashesi University College

Distinction between two types of institution ‘not helpful’ for continent, say senior African university figures

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But the vice-chancellor of the University of Ghana says academics must still 'push' for recognition

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Director of education and society at the British Council says Western universities must prove they do not have ‘imperialist’ designs on the continent

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Times Higher Education World University Rankings data reveal the top 15 universities in Africa

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China’s motives, like the West’s, are mixed, but it clearly has a role to play in building capacity in African higher education

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Ellie Bothwell reports on what both regions gain – and lose – from the Sino-African partnership

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Opposition calls on government to help meet funding shortfall

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Technically-trained graduates vital for development, says thinktank chief

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Muhammadu Buhari concedes he overreached his authority when he replaced university boards

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Education minister says senior managers at Kenya National Examinations Council implicated in ‘unprecedented cheating’

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David Malual W. Kuany discusses the difficulties encountered by universities in the world’s newest country

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Times Higher Education event will explore how to educate Africa’s increasing number of young people

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New book from University of Cambridge academic considers how Shakespeare became a powerful presence from Addis Ababa to Zanzibar

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Classes suspended at Pretoria and Free State following clashes over language and outsourcing