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.
• 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
We invite abstracts of not more than 200 words related to one of the sub themes outlined above. We also encourage submission of discussion sessions on any of the themes comprising speakers with diverse insights on the sub theme. Abstracts and session proposals should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st July 2017. Authors of successful abstracts will be informed by 15th July 2017. Successful abstracts will be developed into full papers which will be published.
• Registration opens 10th June 2017
• Submission of abstracts 31st July 2017
• Acceptance of abstracts 15th August 2017
• Early bird deadline 20th August 2017
• Registration closes 15th September 2017
• Conference dates 4th 6th October 2017
Early Bird After 20th August 2017
• ANIE Member $150 $200
• Non-ANIE member (African countries) $200 $ 250
• Non-ANIE member (Rest of the world) $ 300 $ 350
• Please note that conference fees will cover the costs of tea/coffee, lunches and conference materials. Travel, accommodation and other logistical arrangements are at the cost of the delegates.
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 http://utb.ac.rw/.