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050  4 LC67.68.A35|bU65 2011 
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090    LC67.68.A35|bU65 2011 
245 00 Universities and Economic Development in Africa|bPact, 
       academic core and coordination /|cNico Cloete ... [et 
264  1 Wynberg [South Africa] :|bCentre for Higher Education and 
264  3 Baltimore, Md. :|bProject MUSE, |c2013 
264  4 |c©2011 
300    1 online resource (1 online resource xii, 188 p.) : |bill 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    computer|bc|2rdamedia 
338    online resource|bcr|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references. 
506 0  Open Access|fUnrestricted online access|2star 
520    "Universities and economic development in Africa presents 
       the synthesisesand key findings of eight African countries
       and universities. The analysis and discussions presented 
       in the book draw the following three main conclusions: 1. 
       There is a lack of clarity and agreement (pact) about a 
       development model and the role of higher education in 
       development, at both national and institutional levels. 
       There is, however, an increasing awareness, particularly 
       at government level, of the importance of universities in 
       the global context of the knowledge economy. 2. Research 
       production at the eight African universities is not strong
       enough to enable them to build on their traditional 
       undergraduate teaching roles and make a sustained 
       contribution to development via new knowledge production. 
       A number of universities have manageable student-staff 
       ratios and adequately qualifi ed staff, but inadequate 
       funds for staff to engage in research. In addition, the 
       incentive regimes do not support knowledge production. 3. 
       In none of the countries in the sample is there a 
       coordinated effort between government, external 
       stakeholders and the university to systematically 
       strengthen the contribution that the university can make 
       to development. While at each of the universities there 
       are exemplary development projects that connect strongly 
       to external stakeholders and strengthen the academic core,
       the challenge is how to increase the number of these 
       projects. The project on which this report is based forms 
       part of a larger study on Higher Education and Economic 
       Development in Africa, undertaken by the Higher Education 
       Research and Advocacy Network in Africa (HERANA). HERANA 
       is coordinated by the Centre for Higher Education 
       Transformation in South Africa"--Back cover. 
588    Description based on print version record. 
590    Project Muse|bProject Muse Open Access 
650  0 Educational planning|zAfrica. 
650  0 Economic development projects|zAfrica|xPlanning. 
650  0 Education, Higher|xEconomic aspects|zAfrica|vCase studies.
650  0 Economic development|xEffect of education on|zAfrica|vCase
655  0 Electronic books. |2local 
655  7 Electronic books. |2local 
700 1  Cloete, Nico. 
710 2  Project Muse 
710 2  Project Muse.|edistributor 
830  0 Book collections on Project MUSE. 
856 40 |zOnline eBook. Open Access via Project Muse. |uhttps:// 
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