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08 April 2013

Writing in the Spring 2013 issue of the IIE Networker, Nico Cloete, Peter Maassen and Teboho Moja outline four notions of the role higher education institutions can play in contributing to economic development. They conclude that in a globalised world, universities have become major players in supporting sustainable development, and that from the research of the Higher Education...

18 February 2013

"While the doors of learning might be open, they are heavily guarded," writes Nico Cloete in University World News. He calls for action to end the structural confusion of South Africa’s post-school system in conjunction with clearer signalling by universities and the media to prospective entrants into the South African post-school system.

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18 February 2013

Writing in University World News, Tracy Bailey reveals that higher education councils in Africa are struggling with capacity and role definition.

Within the realm of higher education governance, many countries have established higher (or tertiary) education councils or commissions, which fall under this umbrella of semi-autonomous government agency. These councils and commissions came...

18 February 2013

Reporting in University World News on the latest instalment in a series of seminars on differentiation in South African higher education, Johan Muller examines the state of the differentiation debate; this includes CHET's pivotal role in keeping the debate on the table by shifting it to one that is more emperically based. Muller also reports on the views shared by the...

31 January 2013

Ihoron Rensburg, vice-chancellor of the University of Johannesburg, writes as follows in the Business Day (31.01.2013): "In recent months he has been responsible for three sets of regulatory interventions. All three have onerous implications for universities, eroding not only their institutional autonomy, but also their capabilities in their core business: teaching, learning and...

26 November 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing positive economic development, and there is increasing understanding of the important contributions universities have to make if African societies are to achieve the next stages of development.

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14 November 2012

In this brief report written for CHET, Jamil Salmi evaluates the South African higher/tertiary education ecosystem across eight drivers of performance. Safety and security, and the stewardship of the system are identified as the two biggest hurdles in attaining transformation and unlocking the full potential of South African universities.

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29 October 2012

Thierry Luescher-Mamashela describes a conference attended by universities from around the world that have joined the new international consortium of the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) survey.

These universities from across the globe met from 8-10 October at the University of California, Berkeley, to discuss a first round of survey data on their students’...

13 September 2012

On 22 August 2012 the Financial and Fiscal Commision (FFC) made its submission to the parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Higher Education. The briefing focuses on recommendations for the funding of higher education and, in particular, recommends a revised funding framework to steer a differentiated public university system based on different types of output.

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