From aid to partnership:
Enhancing development through education

Brussels, 17 October 2008


Faced with the paradox that in many African countries less than 5% of high school graduates enter higher education while many academics depart or join the lines of the unemployed, will our policies of aid and cooperation in higher education have to change?  And is the international higher education scene changing as we speak? Higher education does not feature high on Europe’s development agenda in spite of the fact that so much has been said and written about higher education as a measure of a country’s development.  Is it possible to turn this around?

These and other petinent questions were addressed in this European Policy seminar, exploring the delicate relationship between aid and partnership. Once more, ACA could rely prominent experts from both Europe and Africa to engage in the discussion.    

19th in the series “European Policy Seminars” of the Academic Cooperation Association