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The dominant global discourse in higher education now focuses on �world-class� universities � inevitably located predominantly in North America, Europe and, increasingly, East Asia. The rest of the world, including Africa, is left to play �catch-up�. But that discourse should focus rather on the tensions, even contradictions, between �excellence� and �engagement� with which all universities must grapple. Here the African experience has much to offer the high-participation and generously resourced systems of the so-called �developed� world. This book offers a critical review of that experience, and so makes a major contribution to our understanding of higher education.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. III-iv
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  1. List of Tables and Figures
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Acronyms and Abbreviations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. p. xi
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xii-xiv
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  1. 1. Roles of Universities and the African Context
  2. Nico Cloete, Peter Maassen
  3. pp. 1-17
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  1. 2. Research Universities in Africa: An Empirical Overview of Eight Flagship Universities
  2. Nico Cloete, Ian Bunting, Peter Maassen
  3. pp. 18-31
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  1. 3. Assessing the Performance of African Flagship Universities
  2. Ian Bunting, Nico Cloete, Henri Li Kam Wah, Florence Nakayiwa-Mayega
  3. pp. 32-60
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  1. 4. Research Output and International Research Cooperation in African Flagship Universities
  2. Robert Tijssen
  3. pp. 61-74
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  1. 5. South Africa As a Phd Hub in Africa?
  2. Nico Cloete, Charles Sheppard, Tracy Bailey
  3. pp. 75-108
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  1. 6. Faculty Perceptions of the Factors That Influence Research Productivity at Makerere University
  2. Gordon Musiige, Peter Maassen
  3. pp. 109-127
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  1. 7. Academic Incentives for Knowledge Production in Africa: Case Studies of Mozambique and Kenya
  2. Gerald Wangenge-Ouma, Agnes Lutomiah, Patrício Langa
  3. pp. 128-147
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  1. 8. Functions of Science Granting Councils in Sub-Saharan Africa
  2. Johann Mouton, Jacques Gaillard, Milandré van Lill
  3. pp. 148-170
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  1. 9. The Roles of National Councils and Commissions in African Higher Education System Governance
  2. Tracy Bailey
  3. pp. 171-202
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  1. 10. University Engagement As Interconnectedness: Indicators and Insights
  2. François van Schalkwyk
  3. pp. 203-229
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  1. 11. Student Engagement and Citizenship Competences in African Universities
  2. Thierry M Luescher-Mamashela, Vincent Ssembatya, Edwina Brooks, Randall S Lange, Taabo Mugume, Samantha Richmond
  3. pp. 230-259
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  1. 12. Managing Contradictory Functions and Related Policy Issues
  2. Nico Cloete, Peter Maassen, Ian Bunting, Tracy Bailey, Gerald Wangenge-Ouma, François van Schalkwyk
  3. pp. 260-289
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  1. About the Authors
  2. pp. 290-293
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 294-298
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  1. Back cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781920677862
Related ISBN
9781920677855
MARC Record
OCLC
905690419
Pages
310
Launched on MUSE
2015-04-16
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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