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Flagship Universities in Africa

  • Damtew Teferra

About this book

Introduction

This book advances an in-depth, comprehensive analysis of flagship universities in Africa – the largest, most selective, and most prestigious universities on the continent. The book draws on a range of country-specific case-studies, including Botswana, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania and Zambia, to explore a range of issues associated with flagship universities and their role in higher education in Africa. . Newly-established institutions in new nation states, and states emerging from conflict, often rely on these flagship universities to train their academics, and build their intelligentsia; flagship universities are thus capacity-builders and trend-setters in their respective countries and sub-regions. This volume brings together a range of scholars to celebrate the impact, influence and contributions of African universities, not only within Africa, but across the globe The book will be of great significance to students and researchers in the field of education, particularly those with an interest in sociology and politics of higher education.

Keywords

capacity building centres of excellence African higher education tertiary education university leadership

Editors and affiliations

  • Damtew Teferra
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Education, Howard CollegeUniversity of KwaZulu-NatalDurbanSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49403-6
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-49402-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-49403-6
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