The African Network for Internationalization of Education(ANIE)

Background
The African Network for Internationalization of Education (ANIE) is an independent, non-profit making, non-governmental African network committed to the advancement of high quality research, capacity building and advocacy on internationalization of higher education with prime focus on Africa. ANIE is a membership based association serving its members, their institutions and organizations, and others engaged understanding internationalization.The network aims to be the leading organization in enhancing the understanding and development of the international dimension of higher education in Africa by expanding both knowledge and building, strengthening and sustaining a cohort of competent professionals in this field. ANIE is an autonomous institution whose secretariat has been set up at Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya.

The 2014 Nobel prize winners

This year’s Nobel prizes for science, literature, peace and economics have been awarded to a range of notable individuals from countries around the globe. Among them are the youngest recipient to receive the peace prize, 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai, and the fifth married couple to win an award in the history of the Nobels, May-Britt and Edvard Moser from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Physiology or Medicine: The award went to three neuroscientists this year, an English scientist and the fifth married couple in the history of the Nobel to win an award. They are May-Britt Moser, director of the Centre for Neural Computation at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and her husband Edvard I Moser, director of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, also at the university. The third joint-winner is Professor John O’Keefe of University College London.

Universities to stop admitting foreign students

Copenhagen University and the University of Southern Denmark have announced they will not sign the annual ‘development contract’ with the Education Ministry, effectively refusing to enrol new foreign students.

“If the government is reducing the number of Danish students to be admitted, there are no places for foreign students,” the universities said. The development contracts with the universities were made to increase internationalisation and boost the number of foreign students at Danish universities, Ritzaus said.

At Copenhagen University, prorector Lykke Friis said the universities had no other choice when more than 60 master’s degree programmes would have to reduce their intakes of Danish students in 2015 and onwards.

Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships

AUCC is pleased to announce the launch of the call for proposals for the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program which will help develop the next generation of innovative leaders and community builders, both locally and globally.

AUCC will accept a maximum of two project proposals per member institution. Please download and save the following documents.

Universities: Please read the instructions in the application forms and guidelines carefully. If you have any questions, please send them by email to qescholars@aucc.ca. AUCC will respond to all questions until November 17th at 11:59 p.m. EST and will share all responses in our FAQ section. The FAQ section will be updated on a weekly basis.

6TH ANIE CONFERENCE POSTPONED

Due to the escalating impacts of Ebola in West Africa and the impacts of this on the 6th ANIE Conference, we regret to inform you that the ANIE Board has postponed the conference to a date to be announced later!

ANIE at 18th Annual IEASA Conference 20-23 August 2014

The Chairman of the Board of ANIE, Professor Chika Sehoole, together with the Executive Director Mr James Jowi attended the 18th International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA) conference in Johannesburg, South Africa on 20-23rd August 2014. IEASA is one of the organisation which ANIE has signed a Memorandum of Agreement in 2012. The theme of the conference was “ The internationalisation of higher education in a world of geo-political reorganisation.

Apart from presenting a paper entitled “Mobility to South Africa: International Students’ Motivations and Aspirations” which explored rationales for international students’ choice of South Africa as their preferred destination for study purposes, he represented ANIE in a plenary panel discussion to which focused on the implications of internationalisation of of higher education in a world of geo-political reorganisation. Other panellists were representatives from the IEAA, EAII and the Brazilian Internationalisation Organisation. In his input Chika highlighted the key focus of ANIE which is to contribute to the development and understanding of internationalization of higher education in Africa through research and publication.

Africa Needs Science, Not Aid

When John F. Kennedy came to the University of Michigan to campaign for president in the fall of 1960, Africa was plagued with trade and governance challenges far more daunting than those it faces today. The young senator recognized that African nations — like other countries emerging from colonialism — were preoccupied with developing basic literacy and manpower. And so he urged students to go abroad and help them. The spirited response resulted in one of America’s greatest gifts to the world: the Peace Corps.

Next week, President Obama is convening a U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington; the stated objective is “Investing in the Next Generation.” But the summit’s focus on private sector deals won’t necessarily further that goal. There is a way to make a lasting and low-cost investment in Africa’s next generation: Mr. Obama must bring education — and science and technology in particular — to the forefront of the debate about African development.

Public Lecture by Prof. Kenneth King

Prof. Kenneth King, Professor Emeritus, University of Edinburgh, UK, will present a public lecture at Moi University on 8th July 2014 at 14.00 at the Margaret Thatcher Library. The theme of the lecture is Chinas cooperation in education and training with Kenya: A different model? Prof. King was the Director of Centre for African Studies and professor of International and Comparative Education, University of Edinburgh. He taught at the University of Nairobi in the early years of his academic career and has undertaken several researches on Kenya. Prof. King is visiting Kenya to further his research on China- Africa engagements and also visit ANIE for a research project on Mapping Research in Kenya. He is accompanied in this visit by his wife Pravina and Li Jun.

Scholarships in the Graduate School of Economic and Management Sciences, Stellenbosch University

The Stellenbosch University Graduate School of Economic and Management Sciences (GEM) is accepting applications for its full-time PhD programme for 2015. Application details, procedures and forms are available at www.sun.ac.za/english/faculty/economy/gem

The closing date for applications is 31 July 2014. Please circulate this advertisement to all relevant units/departments within your institutions or distribute on your organisational/network mailing lists.

Call for papers

We invite abstracts of not more than 200 words and related to the main theme and the sub themes outlined.

Theme: Internationalization and the MDGs: What has Higher Education Contributed?

Sub Themes:
• Institutional partnerships for research and societal development
• Curriculum innovations towards the achievement of the MDGs
• Gender equality in Mathematics, Science, Technology and Innovation
• Fostering global partnerships for locally relevant impact

They should be sent to sec@anienetwork.org on or before 30th June 2014.

Authors of successful abstracts will be informed by 30th May 2014.

Successful abstracts will be developed into full papers which will be co-published with the Association of African Universities (AAU) as proceedings of the conference.