Sub-Saharan Africa

Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur at THE Africa Universities Summit 2016

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

Marcia Grant at THE Africa Universities Summit 2016

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

Ernest Aryeetey, University of Ghana vice-chancellor

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

South Africa v New Zealand, Rugby World Cup, Twickenham Stadium, London

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

Globe showing map of Africa, Best universities in Africa

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

Image of African continent

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

Mao Zedong portrait/Herd of zebra grazing on African plain

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

South Africa flag

Opposition calls on government to help meet funding shortfall

African nurse drawing blood

Technically-trained graduates vital for development, says thinktank chief

Lagos, Nigeria

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

Cheating on a test

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

Road block in South Sudan

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

Ghana flags, THE Africa Universities Summit 2016

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

Shakespeare wearing safari hat (illustration)

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

South Africa flag

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

Lagos, Nigeria

Civil society groups attack move as ‘gross violation’ of academic autonomy

African drumming

Global higher education programmes should respond to our unstable world, says Martin Hall

Committee of MPs hears that effort to conduct vaccine and treatment trials during outbreak in West Africa was ‘uncoordinated’

Momodou Sallah, De Montfort University

Winner of the 2015 THE Most Innovative Teacher of the Year title emphasises benefits of international learning experiences

Studies of childhood development demonstrate the value of research outside high-income countries, says Martin Hall