Saturday, September 21, 2019
Add this page to Blinklist Add this page to Del.icoi.us Add this page to Digg Add this page to Facebook Add this page to Furl Add this page to Google Add this page to Ma.Gnolia Add this page to Newsvine Add this page to Reddit Add this page to StumbleUpon Add this page to Technorati Add this page to Yahoo


ideas have consequences

You are here:Home>>Strategic Research & Analysis>>Why are there no African universities in the top 100?
Friday, 25 March 2011 00:44

Why are there no African universities in the top 100?

Written by Sean Coughlan (BBC)
African scholars African scholars widernet

Global Universities Ranking - Africa missing in Action

League tables have spread across higher education like fast-growing ivy. But there is something missing from these global rankings of institutions. An entire continent. You can look through the lists of the top 100 universities and not find a single African institution. There are US and European universities, plus a growing number from

countries such as China and South Korea. But Africa is conspicuous by its absence.Globalisation in universities is often wrapped in a feel-good language of international partnerships and money-spinning global networks. It is seductively easy to get lost in the achievements of these illustrious, prize-laden institutions. But what if global competition concentrates all the power and prestige in an increasingly narrow group of mega universities? What happens if it leaves a whole continent out of the loop?

further reading  By Sean Coughlan BBC News education correspondent

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12671197

Add comment