Sub-Saharan Africa

Phil Baty

Phil Baty addresses the THE World Academic Summit 2016, and raises some fundamental questions about how higher education is viewed worldwide

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Study being launched at THE World Academic Summit highlights challenges of collecting comparable data on social mobility

World University Rankings 2016-2017

The latest reaction to the World University Rankings as it comes in

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A long association with world rankings does not stop Times Higher Education from fine-tuning its approach, says Phil Baty

Woman standing with her children, Hong Kong

Anna Esaki-Smith writes on the many challenges facing her as she prepares her class for the IELTS exam

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Peter Mathieson says being part of UN HeForShe initiative will allow the university to improve female representation

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Government support means low- and middle-income students will not have to pay extra

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Richard Follett and Tosin Adebisi discuss what they say is a new dawn for the continent

Entrance to the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

Cambridge study finds women are least likely to benefit when university enrolment is expanded in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa

University of Cape Town

Sixteen of country’s 26 institutions face ‘financial distress’ next year

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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

Nick Shepherd illustration (23 June 2016)

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

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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