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Title:Knowledge production and contradictory functions in African higher education
Editors:Cloete, NicoISNI
Maassen, Peter
Bailey, Tracy
Series:African higher education dynamics series
City of publisher:Somerset West
Publisher:African Minds
ISBN:1920677852; 9781920677855
Geographic terms:Africa
South Africa
Subjects:higher education
educational quality
External link:http://www.africanminds.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/9781920677855_txt1.pdf
Abstract:The Higher Education Research and Advocacy Network in Africa (HERANA) project was initiated by the Centre for Higher Education Transformation (CHET) in 2007, with the aim to investigate the relationship between higher education and development, economic and democratic, in Africa. This book reports on a set of interlinked studies that have been undertaken as part of HERANA Phase 2 since 2011. In HERANA Phase 2, the project maintains its focus on Africa, but also addresses the current and future state of higher education globally. It brings to bear empirical evidence relating to the various factors that are currently influencing the ability of Africa's flagship universities to transform themselves into research-intensive institutions. Contents: Roles of universities and the African context (Nico Cloete and Peter Maassen); Research universities in Africa: an empirical overview of eight flagship universities (Nico Cloete, Ian Bunting and Peter Maassen); Assessing the performance of African flagship universities (Ian Bunting, Nico Cloete, Henri Li Kam Wah and Florence Nakayiwa-Mayega); Research output and international research cooperation in African flagship universities (Robert Tijssen); South Africa as a PhD hub in Africa? (Nico Cloete, Charles Sheppard and Tracy Bailey); Faculty perceptions of the factors that influence research productivity (Gordon Musiige and Peter Maassen); Academic incentives for knowledge production in Africa (Gerald Wangenge-Ouma, Agnes Lutomiah and Patrício Langa); Functions of science granting councils in Sub-Saharan Africa (Johann Mouton, Jacques Gaillard and Milandré van Lill); Roles of national councils and commissions in African higher education governance (Tracy Bailey); University engagement as interconnectedness: indicators and insights (François van Schalkwyk); Student engagement and citizenship competences in African universities (Thierry M. Luescher-Mamashela, Vincent Ssembatya, Edwina Brooks, Randall S. Lange, Taabo Mugume and Samantha Richmond); Managing contradictory functions and related policy issues (Nico Cloete, Peter Maassen, Ian Bunting, Tracy Bailey, Gerald Wangenge-Ouma and François van Schalkwyk). [ASC Leiden abstract]