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Higher Education and Libraries in Africa

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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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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