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Title Internationalisation of higher education in Africa: an updated perspective on benefits, risks and opportunities
Author The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education


Within the coming weeks, a new book called ‘Higher Education in Africa: The International Dimension’ will be launched by the Association of African Universities (AAU) and the US-based Centre for International Higher Education (CIHE) at Boston College. Aimed at analysing the current issues and emerging trends related to internationalisation of higher education in Africa, the new book has its origins in a research project that was initiated in 2006 by CIHE and funded by the Ford Foundation and the Carnegie Foundation of New York, but driven by African scholars. To ensure that these issues continue to be discussed and that measures to internationalise higher education on the continent are implemented, the project will also lead to the formal establishment, in 2009, of the African Network for the Internationalisation of Education (ANIE). Within ANIE, the ‘Network of Emerging Scholars for the Internationalisation of Higher Education’ (NESI), a capacity building programme aimed at young ‘new generation’ researchers has already been established. What are the benefits of internationalising universities in Africa, and what are some of the benefits and risks involved? What are the book and the internationalisation network trying to achieve, and in which ways is the ANIE network aimed to contribute to the internationalisation of higher education in Africa?

Date 26/11/2008
Region(s) Africa
Countries Botswana, South Africa, Senegal, Nigeria, Mozambique, Mauritius, Kenya, Ghana, Ethiopia, Egypt, Tanzania
Theme(s) All Themes

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