Africa needs to support emerging research universities


Africa needs to support emerging research universities

Internationally, there is growingconsensus among national policymakers and other central socioeconomicactors that the university is a driver of economic growth and development. This has to do with the role of the university in producing a highly skilled and competent labour force, as well as in producing new knowledge.

Both contributions are essential to the creation of innovation and the development of a national economy that is globally competitive.

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