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Higher Education and Libraries in Africa
May 21, 2012
African Universities: Ready for the Cloud?
Carnegie Corporation’s Claudia Frittelli Looks to the Cloud to Bridge Gap Separating Africa’s Researchers from their Global Counterparts.
The educational and social implications for cloud computing...
May 14, 2012
Transforming a Former Bastion of Apartheid
“Transforming a Former Bastion of Apartheid” is the story of Jonathan Jensen, the first black vice-chancellor of the University of the Free State, a once-conservative Afrikaner bastion in South...
February 14, 2012
Johannesburg City Library Upgraded for the New Millennium
Model city library transformed with technological upgrades is a community asset and learning center of excellence.
The Johannesburg City Library celebrated its grand re-opening today. The...
February 2, 2012
Rise aims to shine more brightly on African sector
Times Higher Education (UK)
The Regional Initiative in Science and Education (Rise) seeks to address the chronic lack of qualified lecturers in sub-Saharan universities. Staff running the project said that almost all the...
February 1, 2012
AAU Secretary-General, Vice Chancellors, Others Discuss the Transformation of African Higher Education
New volume recounts the impact of the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa.
Weaving Success: Voices of Change in African Higher Education, which offers an in-depth look at innovation and...
January 28, 2012
Fellowship Program to Produce New Generation of Conflict, Security, Development Experts in Africa
$2.15 Million Carnegie Corporation-funded Program Awards 33 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships to Social Scientists
African scholars in the social sciences are benefitting from an innovative...
January 10, 2012
Uganda: Girls Still Missing Out in the North
The Observer (Uganda)
Dr Jane Ayikoru wakes up every morning to treat patients at St Francis hospital, better known as Nsambya hospital. However, only a few of the patients she sees ever pay attention to what she went...
December 13, 2011
African Scientists at the Forefront. Breeding a Hardier Tea Leaf
Pelly Malebe's research on helping plants withstand drought is personal as well as scientific. She grew up in South Africa's drought-prone northern province of Limpopo, where crop failures are...
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...
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...