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8th ANIE Annual Conference 2017

In collaboration with The University of Tourism, Technology and Business Studies (UTB)

Kigali, Rwanda

4th – 6th October 2017  Kigali, Rwanda

Theme: Higher Education in Africa: New Regional and Global Dynamics


In recent years, higher education in Africa has undergone several transformations including the rapid expansion of the sector mainly with regard to increase in enrolments and diversity of providers, new developments and reforms in areas such as quality, leadership and governance, research productivity, growth in new modes of learning and social engagement and responsiveness to societal demands.

Recent global developments  and the emerging discourse of deglobalization in several parts of the world could also herald new realities for higher education in Africa. In addition to these, there have also been regional developments within Africa with implications for the future of higher education and its international dimension in Africa. These include continental programmes to support higher education in Africa especially based on the African Union’s Agenda 2063, regional frameworks for research, quality assurance and production of more PhDs.

There has also been an increase in the number of regional networks for research and capacity building within and between African universities. These developments present unprecedented opportunities and challenges to African universities.

The 8th ANIE conference will discuss the impacts that these global and regional developments are having of Africa’s higher education. It will analyze, discuss and critique how African universities perceive these developments and their preparedness to respond to them and also benefit from the opportunities and remain relevant in the 21st Century.

Sub – Themes

• The impacts of regionalization of Africa’s higher education
• Intra- Africa mobility programs and centres of excellence
• Role of research networks in knowledge generation in Africa.
• Successful models in North-South partnerships
• Building capacities for doctoral training and research in African universities
• Deglobalization and the future of Africa’s higher education and research
• Online and other innovative modes of teaching and learning
• Internationalization, language and culture


The 8th ANIE Conference will also present four workshops:
(i) Developing and Sustaining Institutional Strategies for Internationalization
(ii) Building institutional research capacities through partnerships
(iii) Internationalizing the campus: What are the best options for African Universities
(iv) Students mobility in Africa: Emerging trends and implications

Keynote Speakers

The Keynote Speakers for the 8th ANIE Conference are drawn from various Higher Education and Internationalization backgrounds. They have a broad and in-depth knowledge which they will be showcasing. Get to know our Speakers better through their bios and have a glimpse of topics they will be sharing on this link

Prof. Juma Shabani


Prof. Darla Deardorff


Dr. Callixte Kabera


Prof. laban Ayiro



The 8th ANIE Annual Conference will present workshops on diverse topics which will steer discussions on recent trends. the workshops will be chaired by Heinz Greijn and Erich Thaler both with an extensive knowledge on internationalization. Click on the link to get their full workshop write ups.

Heinz Greijn


Erich Thaler


Parallel Sessions

There will be two parallel sessions chaired by Prof. Jane Knight and Shariffa Fayez. The parallel sessions will touch on various topics on Regionalization of Higher Education and the impact of internationalization on the youth. The parallel sessions will also have panelists drawn from various institutions of higher education. Click here for more details on the panel discussions.

Prof. Jane Knight


Shariffa Fayez


Payment Details (Kenyan Participants)

ANIE Kenyan Shillings Account

Name of Bank : Barclays Bank of Kenya
Bank Branch Name :Eldoret Branch
Bank Swift Code :Barckenx
Sort Code : 03003
Bank Account Name : African Network for Internationalization of
Bank Account Number: 030034027439
Bank Account Currency: Kenya Shillings {Ksh}

Payment Details (International Participants)

ANIE USD Bank Account Details

Name : African Network for Internationalization of Education

Address : P.O Box 3900-30100 Eldoret, Kenya

Account Number : 2038348828

Swift Code : BARCKENX

Bank Name : Barclays Bank of Kenya

Bank Branch : Eldoret

Bank BIC Code :  Country Code – 03

Branch Code – 003


Hotel & Accomodation


Full Name of Hotel : Hotel Hilltop & Country Club

The Road on which it is situated : Airport Road , 1Km from Kigali International Airport

Contacts : TUYISHIME Innocent, Sales & Marketing Manager

Click on link for full details

More Information

The Africa Network for Internationalization of Education (ANIE) is a pan-African network and think-tank committed to the advancement of high quality research, capacity building, information sharing and exchange, transnational networking and cooperation, and policy advocacy on internationalization of education. Established in 2008, ANIE has its Secretariat based at Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya. ANIE will host the conference jointly with the University of Tourism, Technology and Business, Kigali, Rwanda