South African Higher Education Open Data
NEW higher education performance indicator data 2009 to 2013
This dataset is based on the 2000-2012 performance indicator dataset but includes new indicators and more granular data (e.g. the inclusion of student graduate data by field of study). All data is from the South African Department of Higher Education and Training’s Higher Education Management Information System and university’s annual financial statements.
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Higher education performance indicators data
Performance indicators 2000 to 2012
Online performance indicator data that enables university councils to better assess their performance relative to DHET targets, to their own institutional targets and to the performance of their peers. This data tool is also of use to higher education researchers, analysts, policy-makers and other decision-makers seeking a more detailed, empirically based picture of South African higher education.
High level knowledge production data
Data analyses on the inputs and outputs of 4 African universities. The sources of the academic staff and student enrolment and graduate data are:
The data cover the academic years 2008/09 to 2010/11 for Ghana and Makerere and 2008- 2010 for Cape Town and Witwatersrand.
Data on a differentiated higher education system
Data on an analysis of differentiation in the South African public university system based on 6 government policy documents as well as 3 other relevant documents. The fi rst part of CHET’s PPT presentation deals with two issues which arise in these documents. These are:
The second part of the presentation outlines CHET’s views on how further progress could be made in the South African debates on differentiation in the public university system.
South African colleges data
Further Education and Training (FET) College data
Data on the South African post-secondary eduation sector drawn from the 2012 CHET publication, Shaping the Future of South Africa’s Youth: Rethinking post-school education and skills training.
The full data set is available via Google Public Data. Please visit Google Public Data Help for instructions on the use of this tool.
South African public higher education
Selected graphics from the 2009-2013 South African higher education dataset
Which universities have seen declines in student enrolments?
How has the racial composition of universities changed?
What is the shape of post-graduates in relation to total graduates?
Which university has increased its number of academic staff with PhDs the most?
No university in South Africa employs more female than male academics.
Which universities have ramped up their research?
At which universities has the proportion of student fee income risen most sharply?
Shape of the post-school system
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