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20 August 2015

CHET Director, Nico Cloete, following a visit to Argentina where a witnessed the unveiling of a replacement statue, and with thoughts on the removal of another statue closer to home we still fresh in his mind, wrote a piece titled 'The poverty of the neo-colonial imagination – Columbus and Rhodes' for University World News...

09 June 2015

CHET board member Goolam Mohamedbhai writes for University World News on what can be done to tackle corruption in Africa's universities: 

"In its 2013 Global Corruption Report: Education, Transparency International indicates that corruption in higher education is widespread in Africa. Because higher education has such an important role to play in the social and economic...

12 March 2015

In his Keynote Address at the African Higher Education Summit (Dakar, 10-12 March 2015), Kofi Annan remarked that the continent needs data on higher education for evidence-informed change. This statement provided the ideal introduction for CHET's presentation on the importance of research universities in Africa. CHET, in collaboration with University World News, also produced eleven...

23 February 2015

An article titled "When learning's door get bolted for students" published by the Mail & Guardian newspaper on 20 February 2015, relied both on data supplied by CHET as well as on the personal accounts of students to highlight the plight of destitude students who are finding no financial support from the South African government's student loan scheme:  

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09 December 2014

HERANA Phase 3 entitled “Institutionalising data collection and analysis to strengthen knowledge production in a group of emerging research-intensive flagship universities in sub-Saharan Africa” got underway at a three-day workshop from 18-21 November 2014 in Stellenbosch. [...

09 December 2014

Prof. Johan Muller reports on the seminar on differentiation in higher education titled "Where are we and what can we do?" hosted by CHET at Lanzerac Hotel on 3 October 2014: South Africa’s 23 universities and its university system are often said to be highly differentiated. This would be a fair conclusion to reach if one takes the sets of output and performance measures developed by policy...

28 October 2014

Prof. Crain Soudien, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town, delivered the recent Harold Wolpe Lecture hosted by the Harold Wolpe Memorial Trust in collaboration with  the University of the Western Cape.  The lecture, titled "Dreaming of a future facing our history: Towards the post-apartheid university" took place on Thursday, 23 October 2014, at the University of the...

28 October 2014

CHET fellow, Patricio Langa, launched Higher Education in Portuguese Speaking African Countries in Maputo on Friday 24 October 2014. This unique and valuable contribution to the higher education studies literature on the Portuguese-speaking universities in Africa is published by African Minds and can be...

16 September 2014

Nico Cloete and Allison Gillwald were part of an international group of scholars, led by Manual Castells, who have attempted to reconceptualise development in the global information age. Their work was part of three-year project which saw the scholars meet regularly in San Francisco, Helsinki, Barcelona and Los Angeles. The outcome of the project is a new book, Reconceptualising...

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