Special Reports – Global Edition
This week's supplement on Transformative Leadership, in which University World News is partnering with The MasterCard Foundation, focuses on innovation – from how universities can harness innovation, science and technology in pursuit of sustainable development to how higher education itself can innovate to widen its impact on and leadership of social change.
University World News reports on the Times Higher Education BRICS and Emerging Economies Universities Summit held at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, on 30 November-2 December, which explored the theme of 'Reimagining the World-Class University'.
South Africa’s Minister of Higher Education and Training Dr Blade Nzimande has cautioned universities of technology to avoid “mission drift” towards degree programmes, including postgraduate and research programmes, arguing that without more diplomas to address a dire need for scarce skills at a technical level, the country would be “in trouble”.
The 7th African Network for Internationalisation of Education – ANIE – conference was held in Accra, Ghana, from 5-7 October. It probed the drivers, nature and challenges of international partnerships in higher education in Africa, and the role they play in knowledge production and sustainable development. University World News was there.
CETYS University hosted some 30 university leaders from Latin America, North America, Europe and Asia from 18-20 September at its campus in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, to share case studies, best practice and trends in its International Seminar on Innovation in Higher Education. University World News was there.
The first Global Conference on the Internationalisation of Higher Education was held in Kruger National Park from 22-24 August, hosted by the International Education Association of South Africa. University World News was the media partner.
The newly launched Higher Education Forum for Africa, Asia and Latin America – HEFAALA – held its first international symposium in Durban, South Africa, from 19-20 August under the theme “Continental realities, international imperatives”. University World News was there.
The Association of Commonwealth Universities held its Conference of University Leaders 2016 in Ghana’s capital Accra from 27-29 July, under the theme “Defining the responsible university: Society, impact and growth". University World News was there, along with 250 university leaders, academics, officials and students from across the world.
This week's supplement on Transformative Leadership, in which University World News is partnering with The MasterCard Foundation, focuses on the development of internationalisation in higher education and how it can enrich the curriculum, encourage the emergence of new leaders, and help transform the economy.
Siyaphumelela, which means ‘we succeed’, is an initiative to improve the capacity of five South African universities to collect and analyse student data to boost student success. It is funded by America’s Kresge Foundation and coordinated by the South African Institute for Distance Education. Last week the second Siyaphumelela Conference was held in Durban.
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