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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...

15 September 2014

For the first time, the flow of open data as it relates to the governance of South African higher education has been mapped. By doing so, insights have been gained as to how open data is being supplied, and how it is being (re)used and by whom in the governance of South African public universities.

In particular, CHET's role as an intermediary in the university governance data ecosystem...

15 September 2014

Worldwide, in Africa and in South Africa, the importance of the doctorate has increased disproportionally in relation to its contribution to the overall graduate output over the last decade. This heightened attention has not been predominantly concerned with the traditional role of the PhD, namely the provision of a future supply of academics. Rather, it has focused on the increasingly...

14 August 2014

From its HERANA 2 research on the roles and functions of tertiary and higher education councils and commissions in Africa, CHET has published eight case study reports. The councils/commissions included in the study are:

•    The Botswana Tertiary...

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