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Commonwealth supplement
Published in The Times Higher
on March 31 2006

 

Greater expectations  
The ACU has always been dedicated to promoting knowledge and equality but, as its centenary approaches, it must set its sights higher


A declaration of independence  
Traditionally, universities focused on teaching and research. Now they are being urged to become better neighbours and citizens by engaging with the local community

Web of silken ties  
Commonweath universities are establishing a growing network of global partnerships to swap knowledge and collaborate on research

Forging bonds across borders  
Exchanging ideas can be as effective in shrinking cultural divides as can sharing a lab bench

A capital case for indulging in foreign affairs  
The University of London has played host to Commonwealth scholars who have gone on to illustrious careers in their home countries

A plan to develop potential  
Commonwealth scholarships have been building international links and boosting the intellectual resources of developing nations for almost half a century

Every word doth almost tell his name  
Shakespeare continues to speak to people across a kaleidoscope of cultures with undiminished vitality and relevance

The key to a continent  
Africa and the international community recognise that higher education is essential to development

Below peak  
Despite numerous efforts aimed at getting women into powerful positions, men still occupy most of the top jobs in higher education

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