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Higher Education and Libraries in Africa

July 30, 2012

Call for Proposals: Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Fellowship

The Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa program, an initiative of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) supported by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York, is now accepting...
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June 4, 2012

Next Generation Social Sciences in African Studies Association News

Investing in the training of social science faculty in African universities to respond to the growing demands of the continent’s knowledge economy is the purpose of a Carnegie Corporation-funded...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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