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Successful Workshop on Urbanisation and its Impact on Peri-urban Water and Food Security in Africa

2017 PRDF ‘Urbanisation and its Impact on Peri-urban Water and Food Security in Africa: Developing Research Collaboration and Capacity Building’ has recently held a successful international workshop in Kampala, Uganda. The collaboration will contribute knowledge through research and can be used to make good policies for better planning. Professor Basant Mahenshwari from Western Sydney University, said: “This collaboration with Makerere

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AAUN researchers work for consistent pipeline of talent for African academia

Researcher Profile: Dr Mignonne Breier (UCT) and Dr Lorraine Towers (University of Sydney): working for a step-change in higher education to ensure a consistent pipeline of talent for African academia Many African countries are increasing their intake of doctoral students, but do not have enough academics with PhDs to supervise them. The continent needs a step-change in higher education to

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AAUN Africa Forum 2017: Summary Report

Photo: Dr Aldo Stroebel, NRF, SA; Prof Cheryl de la Rey, VC and co-chair, University of Pretoria, SA; Prof John Hearn, co-chair, University of Sydney, Australia; Christian Acemah, Ugandan National Academy of Sciences, Uganda; Prof Frans Swanepoel, University of Pretoria, SA and Dr Thandi Mgwebi, DVC, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa On 3 December 2017, AAUN brought together 55

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