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Knowledge Production and Contradictory Functions in African Higher Education

Published Date: 02/03/2015

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  1. Roles of Universities and the African Context  Nico Cloete and Peter Maassen
  2. Research Universities in Africa: An empirical overview of eight flagship universities  Nico Cloete, Ian Bunting and Peter Maassen
  3. Assessing the Performance of African Flagship Universities  Ian Bunting, Nico Cloete, Henri Li Kam Wah and Florence Nakayiwa-Mayega
  4. Research Output and International Research Cooperation in African Flagship Universities  Robert Tijssen
  5. South Africa as a PhD Hub in Africa?  Nico Cloete, Charles Sheppard and Tracy Bailey
  6. Faculty Perceptions of the Factors that Influence Research Productivity  Gordon Musiige and Peter Maassen
  7. Academic Incentives for Knowledge Production in Africa  Gerald Wangenge-Ouma, Agnes Lutomiah and Patrício Langa
  8. Functions of Science Granting Councils in Sub-Saharan Africa  Johann Mouton, Jacques Gaillard and Milandré van Lill
  9. Roles of National Councils and Commissions in African Higher Education Governance  Tracy Bailey
  10. University Engagement as Interconnectedness: Indicators and insights  François van Schalkwyk
  11. Student Engagement and Citizenship Competences in African Universities  Thierry M Luescher-Mamashela, Vincent Ssembatya, Edwina Brooks, Randall S Lange, Taabo Mugume and Samantha Richmond
  12. Managing Contradictory Functions and Related Policy Issues  Nico Cloete, Peter Maassen, Ian Bunting, Tracy Bailey, Gerald Wangenge-Ouma and François van Schalkwyk

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