Angola’s higher education ministry forms partnership with Times Higher Education   

Times Higher Education and Angola’s Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESCTI) form strategic partnership
June 23, 2024
THE partnership with Angola’s Ministry of Higher Education

Angola’s Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESCTI) has formed a strategic partnership with global higher education data and insights company Times Higher Education (THE) to contribute to the development of higher education in this Southern African country. 

MESCTI wants to improve Angolan higher education in internationalisation and its academic and scientific performance. 

THE will carry out a thorough, detailed and comprehensive data-driven analysis of Angolan higher education, identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the Angolan system and the universities within it, developing national and individual strategies to support their future success.  

His Excellency, the Secretary of State for Higher Education Professor Eugénio Silva, said: “THE will provide a data dashboard to the ministry for transparent oversight and monitoring of progress to continually improve Angolan higher education and will deliver a bespoke national policy framework, providing actionable policy recommendations aligned with the Government of Angola’s higher education strategy.” 

Tristan Horlick, Times Higher Education’s regional director, Middle East & Africa, said: “I’m tremendously excited about THE’s partnership with Angola’s Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation. MESCTI is showing real ambition to realise the full potential of higher education in the country, with exciting ambitions, which will significantly benefit their citizens and the wider world.” 

THE will run a series of masterclasses for university leaders and will benchmark Angola’s universities against selected institutions enabling the MESCTI to better measure their higher education institutions against international peers.