Rising up from the COVID 19 Pandemic: African Universities and the new dynamics in internationalization
Join us for the 11th ANIE Conference taking place virtually from 25th to 26th November 2021. The conference comes at a time when African universities are beginning to re-emerge from the ravages of the COVID 19 pandemic that has impacted on the sector in unprecedented ways. The pandemic caught the universities flatfooted and brought in several new challenges and dynamics to universities in Africa. It at the same time ushered in several shifts and opportunities that could be portent opportunities for growth and advancement of African universities. These challenges and opportunities have implications for core university activities including internationalization. Internationalization activities of the universities such as research projects, scholarship programs, sta ff and student mobility, various partnerships and collaborations felt the brunt of the pandemic. The pandemic has demonstrated how we are globally connected and how common our challenges can be. Partnerships and collaborations therefore become even more imperative than ever before. The technological shifts, digitalization and efforts towards online and blended learning will offer lasting changes and solutions not only in the universities but also on the future of internationalization in African universities. The 11th Annual Conference of the African Network for Internationalization of Education (ANIE) will look into these impacts of the pandemic on African universities with a focus internationalization in Africa.