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Higher Education and Libraries in Africa

December 8, 2011

African Doctoral Academy to Boost Ph.D. Training, Research Opportunities with $1M Grant

In a continuing effort to work with African institutions of higher education in their pursuit of excellence, Carnegie Corporation of New York will invest $1 million in a capacity-building initiative...
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December 5, 2011

Sustaining Female Scholarships is Aim of Carnegie Corporation’s $1 Million Matching Grant to Makerere University

Funds to Generate Momentum for Uganda University’s Fundraising Efforts  Vartan Gregorian, President of Carnegie Corporation of New York, today announced a three-year challenge grant of $1...
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November 17, 2011

Khayelitsha Public Library Opens in Cape Town, Joburg Library to Open in 2012

Harare Public Library in Khayelitsha, the largest township in the City of Cape Town, South Africa, opens November 17.  The new library, built with support from Carnegie Corporation of New York...
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November 7, 2011

Vacation School Challenges S.A. Educators To 'Go Deeper'

Science In Africa

Three hundred Mathematics and Science teachers from Empangeni and Ladysmith recently attended a vacation school at the University of Natal's new Edgewood Campus in Pinetown. It was the first phase of...
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November 2, 2011

New Volume on African Higher Education Partnership Tells of Innovation and Change Across Campuses and National Boundaries

Weaving Success Reveals the Impact of a Groundbreaking 10-Year Initiative A new book released today at the 3rd World Innovation Summit on Education in Doha by the Institute of International...
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October 6, 2011

Funder Collaboratives: A Conversation With Tade Aina

Tade Aina, who directs Carnegie Corporation’s program in Higher Education and Libraries in Africa, highlights how seven foundations with distinctly different cultures, leadership styles, and...
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August 30, 2011

Report Documents Carnegie Corporation-Supported Women’s Scholarship Program in South Africa

A new report published by South Africa’s Department of Higher Education and Training documents the impacts of a 10-year foundation-funded effort to support and increase the number of undergraduate...
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August 3, 2011

South African Doctoral Student Sees Potato Fungus as Potential Cancer Fighter

For South African organic chemistry student Adushan Pillay, conducting research for his PhD is like building with Lego children's blocks. "That's what we do at a molecular level," he said....
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July 7, 2011

In Africa, Young Chemist Seeks Answers in Traditional Medicine

When Justin Omolo was growing up in Tanzania, he preferred Western medical clinics to African traditional healers. "I was the only one in my family who didn't believe in all the traditional...
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June 23, 2011

Johannesburg’s new R56m library ready in November

A new R56m state-of-the-art municipal library in Johannesburg will be completed this month, according to a report in the New Age. However, users will still have to wait a few more months as the new...
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