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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

Call for Sessions and Papers

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 by 25th August 2017. Authors of successful abstracts will be informed by 1st September 2017. Successful abstracts will be developed into full papers which will be published.

Important Dates

• Registration opens              10th June 2017
• Submission of abstracts      25th  August 2017
• Acceptance of abstracts      1st September 2017
• Early bird deadline             6th September 2017
• Registration closes             15th September 2017
• Conference dates 4th          6th October 2017

Conference Fees

                                                                               Early Bird         After 6th Sept 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.

Payment Details

ANIE Kenyan Shillings Account (Kenyan Participants)

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}

ANIE USD Bank Account Details (International Participants)

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

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