Stronger universities needed to support development

Stronger universities needed to support development

Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing positive economic development, and there is increasing understanding of the important contributions universities have to make if African societies are to achieve the next stages of development.

Prof. Nico CloeteSo said Professor Nico Cloete, director of the Centre for Higher Education Transformation (CHET) in Cape Town, at a senimar on “Research and Development” held in Oslo early in November 2012 and convened by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and the Norwegian Research Council.

The conference was among efforts to support researchers in developing countries and to enhance knowledge-based development, and asked the basic question: Will more research lead to development and poverty reduction?

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For a copy of Professor Cloete's presentation, please visit the Presentations section of the CHET website.

[Photo credit: Kristen Ulstein/Norges forskningsråd]