Vice Chancellor's Blog

  1. Appreciating your overwhelming support for Hunger Victims
    Feb 17, 2019 - Dear USIU-Africa Community, We did it! We raised Kshs.1,283, 409 in cash and in-kind food donations valued at Kshs.48, 924. The USIU-Africa community donation will feed 1,332 individuals. Thank you very much for your overwhelming support. Special...    
  2. The Western Alliance in Disarray and the Political Economy of Hegemonic Shifts
    Feb 17, 2019 - By Paul Tiyambe Zeleza - Vice Chancellor USIU-Africa Over the past two weeks, the world media has been transfixed by two images that would have been unthinkable until recently: an American president at war with his G7 allies and basking in a...    
  3. Vice Chancellors Weekly Higher Education Digest: Sep 10, 2018
    Feb 17, 2019 - Varsity bosses call for new funding mechanisms By Ouma Wanzala Sunday Nation Eight vice-chancellors of leading universities in Africa want a new funding mechanisms created to support research-intensive institutions. They also want African...    
  4. Vice Chancellors Weekly Higher Education Digest: November 5, 2018
    Feb 17, 2019 - KENYA: Anti-corruption drive – What about the universities? By Gilbert Nakweya Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta’s war on corruption has seen the arrest and prosecution of high-profile civil servants from current and past regimes, but have...    
  5. VCs Weekly Higher Education Digest: November 12, 2018
    Feb 17, 2019 - EAST AFRICA: The dangerous rise of neo-liberal universities By Wachira Kigotho UNIVERSITY WORLD NEWS A new school of thought is emerging in East Africa which challenges the rise of the academic capitalism inspired by rabid marketisation of...    
  6. VCs Weekly Higher Education Digest: November 19, 2018
    Feb 17, 2019 - What’s holding Africa’s young scientists back? Munyaradzi Makoni and Sharon Dell WORLD UNIVERSITY NEWS The continued dependence of African higher education on international science funding, along with insufficient mentoring programmes and the...    
  7. Bridging the research university budget gap
    Feb 17, 2019 - By. Prof. Paul .T. Zeleza In September 2018, the Kenyan government proposed budget cuts targeting university education and vocational and technical training. The 2018 finance bill cut a total of KES2.37 billion (US$23 million) for university...    
  8. VCs Weekly Higher Education Digest; November 26, 2018
    Feb 17, 2019 - NIGERIA: Staff strike reflects frustration over broken promises By Tunde Fatunde WORLD UNIVERSITY NEWS Beyond the specific salary and benefits-related grievances behind the latest strike by academic staff is intense frustration over the Nigerian...    
  9. VCs Weekly Higher Education Digest: January 21, 2019
    Jan 21, 2019 - Emerging Economies University Rankings 2019: results announced By Ellie Bothwell TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION Egypt and Malaysia are among the fastest improving higher education systems in developing countries over the past year, according to Times...    
  10. VCs Weekly Higher Education Digest: January 14, 2019
    Jan 14, 2019 - Experts weigh in on higher education challenges By Wagdy Sawahel UNIVERSITY WORLD NEWS A selection of experts and scholars in African higher education share their views on the key challenges and trends facing higher education in the upcoming year....    
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