[Issue 6] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

  • The Guardian

Africa’s unsung scientists finally get their own journal to spread research (Africa)
A new journal to showcase Africa’s often-overlooked scientific research has been launched to give the continent’s scientists better global recognition. Scientific African will be the first “mega-journal” in Africa. It was unveiled in Kigali last week at Africa’s biggest science conference, the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) conference, and the first issue is scheduled to be published at the end of the summer. Its editor, Dr Benjamin Gyampoh, said the journal would address the problem of African scientists going unrecognised for pioneering work because they lacked access to quality publications. “There are many reputable journals but there is a low number of Africans publishing in them partly because the costs are so high,” Gyampoh said. “We are reducing these costs while providing a platform for world-class research, across different disciplines and on par with any published around the world.” Publication in Scientific African will cost $200, around half of what it costs in most recognised journals. The journal was founded by the NEF, an initiative of the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (Aims), and is backed by global publishing site Elsevier. Click this Link for more details

  • Egypt Independent

Egypt most represented country in Times Higher Education Arab world rankings (EgyptEgyptian universities clenched nine slots out of a total of 32 of the top universities in the Arab world in 2018, conducted by the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings, yet no Egyptian university made it into the top five on the list. Beni Suef University was the highest-ranked Egyptian university on the list, coming 10th, followed immediately by the American University in Cairo in 11th. The Times Higher Education conducts its World University Rankings to create global performance tables that evaluate research-intensive universities across all their core missions, including teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook. According to their website, they use 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry, and governments. Click this Link for more details

  • Daily News

University Students Advised to Acquire Financial Management Skills (Tanzania)
HIGHER learning students have been advised to acquire needed basic life skill trainings so that they can face various challenges while at universities and after they graduate. Green Hope Foundation Basic Life Skills Facilitator, Mr Manjale Makongoro gave the advice here when addressing the University of Dodoma students during a capacity building programme, which aimed at equipping students with the knowledge so that they can make right decisions. The training, which was organised by Green Hope under facilitation of Vodacom Foundation is part of the ongoing training in which more than 3,000 students from three universities in the country are set to benefit from the capacity building on financial literacy, leadership and basic skills so that they can manage their lives after graduation.” Click this Link for more details

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