Glenda Kruss and Il-haam Petersen
We need to understand the conditions of possibility for the new roles of the developmental university in Sub-Saharan Africa. This report aims to contribute to such a massive task in a very limited, highly focused and extremely modest manner. It focuses on one new role identified for the university as knowledge producer – that is, to enhance linkages and interaction with knowledge users, specifically firms. We focus on understanding the nature of existing university-firm interaction in the SADC universities at a single point in time, 2008.