Trends in institutional partnership in higher education have shown tremendous growth in the past three decades. These trends are manifested through the growing initiatives of joint programs that promote collaborative research, academic mobility, joint curriculum development and course delivery, joint bidding for development projects and benchmarking. Partnerships in higher education have been used not only as an instrument for institutional development through a wide range of strategic alliances but also as an essential way of introducing new voices to the operations of the universities by initiating new paradigms that bring new perspectives and bear competitive advantage on the partners. As the trend of partnership in higher education grew, scholars in higher education studies have also engaged in conceptualizing higher education partnership from academic perspectives, analyzing trends and developing models of higher education collaborations.
Partnership in Higher Education: Trends between African and European Institutions is a pioneer in bringing together a comprehensive perspective on matters of higher education partnership among African and European institutions. It discusses the ongoing debates on higher education partnership and internationalization strategies by providing empirical insights from various case studies.
Emnet Tadesse Woldegiorgis, Ph.D. (2015), is a political scientist researching on Higher Education issues since 2006. He has been a postdoctoral researcher at Bayreuth University, Germany. His research focuses on regionalization and internationalization of higher education in Africa.
Christine Scherer, Ph.D. (2007), University of Bayreuth, studied social anthropology and political sciences and currently coordinates the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies, BIGSAS. Her research is on higher education, knowledge production in Africa and the academic field.
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Emnet Tadesse Woldegiorgis and Christine Scherer 1 Higher Education Partnership in Africa: The Case of the Pan-African University Network and the Mwalimu Nyerere Mobility Programme
Emnet Tadesse Woldegiorgis 2 A Critical Assessment of the Internationalization of Higher Education: The Case of Sub-Saharan Africa
Sintayehu Kassaye Alemu 3 Reflections on the Role of Africa in Research for Development: A Plea for Collaboration
Brook Lemma 4 Relational Policies in Higher Education Partnership and Collaboration: Europe’s Approach to Africa and the Special Case of Germany
Christine Scherer 5 Higher Education Partnership between Maghreb and European Higher Education Institutions during the 2002–2013 Decade
Baghdad Benstaali 6 Developing International Quality Assurance Standards in Africa: Reference to the Pan-African University as Institutional Partnership in the Framework of Bologna
Abbes Sebihi and Leonie Schoelen 7 Internationalizing Higher Education through Service Learning: The Case of the University for Development Studies, Ghana
Lydia Kwoyiga and Agnes Atia Apusigah 8 Prospects and Challenges in North-South Curriculum Development Partnerships: The Case of a Finnish-Cameroonian University Project in Higher Education Studies
Pascal Doh 9 Prospects, Challenges, and Opportunities of International Exchange Programmes: The Case of a Double Degree Master’s Programme
Thomas Asante and Agnes Atia Apusigah 10 Challenges and Prospects for Higher Education Partnership in Africa: Concluding Remarks
Emnet Tadesse Woldegiorgis and Christine Scherer