Sub-Saharan Africa

A group of students shout slogans and hold banners at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, South Africa
November 17, 2015

Rector Wim de Villiers faces potential opposition from South African university’s council, despite student campaign

Robert Mugabe, president of Zimbabwe
November 3, 2015

Assistant registrar of the University of Zimbabwe claims that president’s mortarboard ‘fitted perfectly well’

Jacob Zuma, president of South Africa
October 23, 2015

President Jacob Zuma says he ‘understands the difficulty faced by students’ as demonstration also held outside South African High Commission in London

University of Cape Town
October 19, 2015

University of the Witwatersrand suspends proposed increase, as University of Cape Town is among those forced to suspend classes

Jacob Zuma, president of South Africa
October 13, 2015

President responds to wave of violence at campuses across country

Conveyor belt of books
October 3, 2015

Fears that 40 per cent levy could leave academics and students unable to access new research

University of Bath
October 1, 2015

Two cohorts of managers, drawn from universities across the country, will study for doctorates in higher education management

BRICS logo cropped
September 23, 2015

Times Higher Education BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2016 will include 200 universities for the first time

September 23, 2015

Student safety and funding are key concerns for Vaal and UKZN undergraduates

People viewing solar eclipse, Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Egypt
September 13, 2015

Firm’s scheme offers degree funding in exchange for students returning home to work in the country

Stellenbosch University anti-xenophobia demonstration, Cape Town, South Africa, 2015
September 5, 2015

University of the Witwatersrand vice-chancellor says research excellence can still be pursued while professoriate is reshaped

The library at Stellenbosch University, South Africa
September 2, 2015

Luister details alleged discrimination against black students at leading institution

Raila Odinga, Kenya’s prime minister between 2008 and 2013
August 25, 2015

Former presidential candidate says institutions must deliver courses more cheaply and that student loan burden must be eased

Somali National University students, Mogadishu
August 20, 2015

The ineffectiveness of the Mogadishu government is not stopping university leaders from trying to drive up standards

Ali Bongo Ondimba, president of Gabon.
August 18, 2015

Ali Bongo Ondimba donates property in Libreville to state, free of charge

Thabo, Mbeki, South Africa, Africa Universities Summit,
August 15, 2015

The full text of the former president of South Africa’s speech at the THE Africa Universities Summit

Table Mountain behind a construction site in Cape Town, South Africa
August 12, 2015

Twelve universities across the continent are offering course aimed at next generation of development professionals

Participants in the Times Higher Education Africa Universities Summit
August 5, 2015

THE Africa Universities Summit hears that scholars may be tempted back by improved standards, better facilities and a welcoming atmosphere

Adebayo Olukoshi, director of the United Nations African Institute for Economic Development and Planning
August 5, 2015

Senior figure at UN-established agency questions role of for-profits and says universities should be at centre of debates on continent's future

Africa map on canvas
August 4, 2015

Conference hears that bespoke THE measures could help to incentivise improvement and attract public funding