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Higher Education in the SACD region

A Profile of Higher Education in Southern Africa Volume 2: National Perspectives

A wealth of quantitative and qualitative data has been assembled in these SADC country profiles and there is much to digest. However, four main observations arise from this compendium.

First, there has been a tremendous demand for higher education provision in all Southern African countries. Governments have responded positively to this need and this has resulted in the growth of the number of public and private institutions across the region.

Date of Publication: 
2012

A Profile Of Higher Education In Southern Africa Volume 1: A Regional Perspective

This publication makes a significant contribution to the knowledge base on higher education in the SADC region and is most timeous. Its value is multi-fold. In June 2012, SADC ministers of higher education endorsed the development of a regional plan of action. In the wake of that endorsement, this publication provides vital information for decisionmakers at inter-governmental, national and institutional levels that can be used for purposes of analysis, planning and advocacy.

Date of Publication: 
2012

Vol, 4 No 1: Doctoral Education Renewing the Academy

In March 2012, the Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA) held a two-part dialogue at the University of Johannesburg on the critical subject of building the capacity of higher education to enhance regional development in Southern Africa. Vice-chancellors and thought-leaders from 15 countries throughout the region attended the first part of the dialogue entitled ‘Growing the Academy: Forging strategies for quality teaching and scholarship in Southern African universities’.

Date of Publication: 
2012

Perspectives on Regional Identity and the role of Higher Education in Southern Africa

Regional integration has been an important aspect of economic, social and political development in Europe, Africa, South America, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and the Arab world. Over the last two decades in Southern Africa, however, integration has been viewed primarily in terms of economic and trade integration. Perspectives on regional identity and the role of higher education in Southern Africa contends that meaningful regional integration involves more than this. In particular, it requires the development of a common identity amongst citizens.

Date of Publication: 
2012

SADC must grow student numbers

Without long-term planning and aggressive policy interventions, the tertiary education participation rate in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region is unlikely to keep up with the demand from the region's 276-million strong -- and still growing -- population, let alone match the progress of regions such as East Asia and the Pacific, or average participation rates in the rest of the world.

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Date of Publication: 
2012

Vol 3, No 2 (2012): Building Higher Education Scenarios 2025: A Strategic Agenda For Development In SADC

This publication is an outcome of a strategic conversation about the future of higher education in the region. It is intended to serve as an input into the process of defining a future vision for its development. It reports on two interesting developments flowing from the scenario-building workshop.

Date of Publication: 
2012

Vol 3, No 1 (2011): Building Regional Higher Education Capacity Through Academic Mobilty

Academic mobility has increased significantly over the last two decades due largely to the process of higher education internationalisation. This internationalisation of higher education in its many facets, driven by the forces of globalisation, liberalisation, commercialisation and massification, provides the context and shapes the nature and form that academic mobility takes.

Date of Publication: 
2011

SARUA Handbook 2009 - A Guide to the Public Universities of Southern Africa

The SARUA Handbook 2009 is the first attempt ever made to present in one publication information regarding all state-funded public universities in Southern Africa. The basic intentions driving this endeavour are: to provide sets of basic university data; and to show how the region’s dominant historical trends of the past 50 years have influenced the development of national higher education efforts.

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SARUA Handbook 2009 (2.6 MB)

 

Date of Publication: 
2009

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