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For Women And Girls In Science

For Women And Girls In Science

A significant gender gap has persisted throughout the years at all levels of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines all over the world. Even though women have made tremendous progresses towards increasing their participation in higher education, they are still underrepresented in these fields. Gender equality has always been a core issue for the […]

Global Academic Collaboration – a New Form of Colonisation?

Global Academic Collaboration – a New Form of Colonisation?

Higher education in Africa is as old as the pyramids in Egypt. But the continent’s ancient institutions have long disappeared. The type of higher education that’s delivered in Africa today, from curriculum to degree structure and the languages of instruction, is rooted in colonialism. This has led many to question whether African universities are still […]

ECA Regional Integration Report Calls for Greater Focus on Human Capital, Science and Technology

ECA Regional Integration Report Calls for Greater Focus on Human Capital, Science and Technology

Addis Ababa — Most African countries agree that regional integration is a goal which they should all aspire to, in order to foster inclusive and sustainable economic growth and development. The report Assessing Regional Integration in Africa VII: Innovation, Competitiveness and Regional Integration (ARIA VII) launched on 2nd April during the African Development Week states […]

Could One of These Young African Women Scientists Be the Next Einstein?

Could One of These Young African Women Scientists Be the Next Einstein?

A Moroccan woman may have founded the first university in the world that still exists today in 859 AD in Fez, Morocco, but less than a third of researchers in Africa are women, according to data from UNESCO. When organised by fields of research, the representation is even lower. Nation Newsplex found that science, technology […]