Higher Education in Africa: Challenges for Development, Mobility and Cooperation

Goujon A, Haller M, & Kmet BM (2017). Higher Education in Africa: Challenges for Development, Mobility and Cooperation. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4438-1679-3

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Abstract

The idea that developing all sectors of the educational palette is influential for socio-economic development was adopted later in Sub-Saharan Africa than in other world regions. Most efforts went primarily into developing the first stages of education, and rightly so, for many children could not access education at all. Today, all African governments recognize the importance of higher education and increasingly invest in it. They are facing two major, interlinked challenges: rapid population growth and decline in the quality of education. Indeed, despite fertility decline, the region has been confronted with substantial population growth, which will continue for many decades; as such, there is a necessity to increase investment in education. This, in a situation of limited resources, has been at the expense of the quality and the burgeoning of private institutions of higher education. The contributions here discuss the development, quality, and outcomes of higher education in Africa, with a specific focus on relations between Africa and Europe. Issues related to the mobility of African students and scholars are discussed in several national and international case studies.

Item Type: Book
Research Programs: World Population (POP)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2017 08:16
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2017 08:16
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/14225

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