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Africa’s female leaders are ‘expected to act like mothers’

Women who head universities say their gender is an extra job

Jameson Hall, University of Cape Town, South Africa

South African institutions top THE Africa rankings pilot

Times Higher Education creates a top 15 table for Africa’s academies ahead of the inaugural THE Africa Universities Summit on 30-31 July

Men working on laptops, Obalende District, Lagos, 2010

Africa’s self-starters need fresh pedagogical approach

Sub-Saharan universities must adapt to the shifting career aims of their future graduates, study suggests

Rhodes’ statue falls, but toxic legacies linger

As the statue of Cecil Rhodes is removed from the University of Cape Town, South Africa’s academy still needs monumental change, says Martin Hall

Kenyan police officers take positions outside Garissa University College

Kenya attack highlights universities' vulnerability

A deadly attack at a Kenyan university demonstrates that higher education institutions are a “soft target” for terrorists, campaigners have said.

Blog: Lessons for Limpopo

A project at the University of Warwick is aiming to tackle huge challenges crippling South African schools, writes Laura Jackson

Africa needs to ramp up STEM research

World Bank report says countries of sub-Saharan Africa need more and better postgraduate qualifications

Mooc makeover saves refugee course

A shift in method of delivery rescued an interpretation programme for Dadaab camp inhabitants from closure

UK scholar and Zimbabwean playwright join forces in risky drama

Lovers in Time, directed by Agnieszka Piotrowska, is being shown at Harare International Festival of the Arts

South African mergers fail to deliver change

Policy ‘broke mould of segregation’ but problems persist

Rwanda’s subtle forms of intimidation

The government doesn’t need to resort to violence to ensure foreign scholars’ compliance, argues Erin Jessee

Debate over Nazi ‘race index’ tools found at Stellenbosch

South African university’s research into academic department’s role in apartheid draws criticism from Afrikaaners

South Africa’s sector needs monitoring on race, says v-c

KwaZulu-Natal leader unveils controversial ‘equity index’ measuring universities’ performance on ethnicity and gender equity

Africa’s mobile phone e-learning transformation

Mobile phone ownership across the continent is rocketing, but can it expand higher education’s reach and quality?

Ghana’s higher education sector seeks coherent national policies

Conference hears of funding problems, graduate unemployment and mission creep

Scramble for Africa

The continent’s burgeoning economies could prove a major source of future student recruitment, says Marguerite Dennis

Going Global delegates debate post-conflict education

For long-term prosperity, universities in war-torn countries must focus on rebuilding infrastructure, conference hears

Sierra Leone: child soldiers 10 years on

University vice-chancellor reveals the struggle to educate students who have been brutalised by civil war

Theatre of war

People take refuge in drama when the bombs rain down, and the arts aid rebuilding when the guns fall silent, says James Thompson, who has travelled to some of the world’s most violent regions, only for the horrors of conflict to be felt closer to home

Interview - Cara's long embrace of a saviour of Africa

Anti-apartheid campaigner Albie Sachs has twice received a lifeline, writes David Matthews

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Industry-led approach to doctoral education may ‘marginalise’ mentoring

Caroline Magennis explains why she took to social media to find out if she was the only one who felt uneasy in academic circles

There are some important dos and don’ts to bear in mind when choosing someone to oversee your doctoral thesis, advises Tara Brabazon