In this Book

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From the early 2000s, a new discourse emerged, in Africa and the international donor community, that higher education was important for development in Africa. Within this ‘zeitgeist’ of converging interests, a range of agencies agreed that a different, collaborative approach to linking higher education to development was necessary. This led to the establishment of the Higher Education Research and Advocacy Network in Africa (Herana) to concentrate on research and advocacy about the possible role and contribution of universities to development in Africa. This book is the final publication to emerge from the Herana project. The project has also published more than 100 articles, chapters, reports, manuals and datasets, and many presentations have been delivered to share insights gained from the work done by Herana. Given its prolific dissemination, it seems reasonable to ask whether this fourth and final publication will offer the reader anything new. This book is certainly different from previous publications in several respects. First, it is the only book to include an analysis of eight African universities based on the full 15 years of empirical data collected by the project. Second, previous books and reports were published mid-project. This book has benefited from an extended gestation period allowing the authors and contributors to reflect on the project without the distractions associated with managing and participating in a large-scale project. For the first time, some of those who have been involved in Herana since its inception have had the opportunity to at least make an attempt to see part of the wood for the trees. Different does not necessarily mean new. An emphasis on the ‘newness’ of the data and perspectives presented in this book is important because it shows that it is more than a historical record of a donor-funded project. Rather, each chapter in this book brings, to a lesser or greater extent, something new to our understanding of universities, research and development in Africa.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-ii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. iii-v
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  1. Acronyms & abbreviations
  2. p. vi
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  1. About the authors
  2. p. vii
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. viii-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. PART I: Towards Research Universities in Africa
  1. Chapter 1. From flagships to Research Universities
  2. pp. 3-36
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  1. Chapter 2. The Research Performance of Eight Universities in Africa
  2. pp. 37-78
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  1. PART II: Understanding the Research University in Africa
  1. Chapter 3. The Role of the Research University
  2. pp. 81-91
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  1. Chapter 4. Tensions Between Functions in the Research University
  2. pp. 92-106
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  1. Chapter 5. Incentivising Research Performance at African Universities
  2. pp. 107-118
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  1. Chapter 6. Evidence-Based Planning and Governance
  2. pp. 119-129
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  1. Chapter 7. Knowledge and Networks
  2. pp. 130-146
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  1. PART III: Academic Core Profiles of Eight African Universities
  1. Chapter 8. Introduction to Institutional Profiles
  2. pp. 149-156
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  1. Chapter 9. University of Botswana
  2. pp. 157-170
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  1. Chapter 10. University of Cape Town
  2. pp. 171-189
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  1. Chapter 11. University of Dar es Salaam
  2. pp. 190-206
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  1. Chapter 12. Eduardo Mondlane University
  2. pp. 207-219
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  1. Chapter 13. University of Ghana
  2. pp. 220-234
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  1. Chapter 14. Makerere University
  2. pp. 235-250
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  1. Chapter 15. University of Mauritius
  2. pp. 251-265
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  1. Chapter 16. University of Nairobi
  2. pp. 266-282
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  1. PART IV: Conclusion
  1. References
  2. pp. 288-292
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  1. Appendix. Herana publications
  2. pp. 293-300
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  1. Back cover
  2. p. 301
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781928331889
Related ISBN
9781928331872
MARC Record
OCLC
1082876222
Pages
314
Launched on MUSE
2019-08-02
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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