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Title:African universities and globalisation
Author:Zeleza, Paul TiyambeISNI
Year:2002
Periodical:Feminist Africa
Issue:1
Pages:64-85
Language:English
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:brain drain
gender relations
globalization
educational exchanges
universities
Education and Training
economics
research
migration
Equality and Liberation
Link:http://www.agi.ac.za/sites/default/files/image_tool/images/429/feminist_africa_journals/archive/01/fa_1_feature_article_3.pdf
Abstract:This essay examines the dynamics and implications of globalization for African universities, as well as the gender implications of these changes, in terms of factors such as institutional access and the production of feminist scholarship. Africa's international academic relations or exchanges flow in two directions: among the African countries themselves and between African countries and countries on other continents. The essay restricts itself to exploring the linkages of African institutions of higher education outside the continent. It first examines the general implications of globalization for higher education and draws out the gender implications of the transformations spawned by globalization. Then it explores the patterns of Africa's international academic exchanges with the North. This is followed by an interrogation of the role of the contemporary African intellectual diaspora - the question of the 'brain drain'. Finally, the essay probes the challenges of Africanizing and engendering globalization processes and discourses. Bibliogr. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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