Sub-Saharan Africa

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As institutions battle crippling deficits, there are hard and volatile times ahead, writes Martin Hall 

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Institutions warn of financial peril if increase is not permitted by ministers

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Sub-Saharan Africa’s first online university will help other institutions in the region to embrace technology, says co-founder

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David Mould had to navigate cartoon lemurs and other barriers in order to help local academics study factors hindering development

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Martin McQuillan and Shahidha Bari consider the Brexit debate and the higher education sector’s role in it

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The MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge focused on Africa’s strengths, not its weaknesses, says Martin Hall

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Project at Tanzanian institution has $40 million budget

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

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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

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

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

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

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Opposition calls on government to help meet funding shortfall