For mutual gain: Euro-African cooperation in higher education

Brussels, 13 December 2013


For decades, Africa has been viewed as the ‘problem child’ of this world. Higher education in Africa was no exception to this rule. It was perceived as under-resourced and, more important, seriously under-achieving. Not that the major challenges have disappeared overnight. But recent years have witnessed important change, at least in part of the vast continent’s higher education systems and institutions. This is one of the many good reasons to take a fresh and unbiased look, and to re-evaluate African higher education. This is exactly what the seminar For mutual gain: Euro-African cooperation in higher education is intended to do.

No. 40 in the ACA European Policy Seminar series, this event is special. It is co-organised by the European University Association (EUA), the European Association for International Education (EAIE) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Together, the four organisations have created a rich and multi-faceted programme, with three main thematic orientations:

•    Recent overall trends and developments in African higher education;
•    Internationalisation in African higher education; and
•    Cooperation in higher education between Africa and Europe.

The seminar features as speakers some of the finest specialist on African higher education and on Euro-Africa collaboration. We are proud to announce presenters from the World Bank, the European Commission, and from universities across Europe. Moreover, we are especially proud that half of the speakers at this seminar are African academics. Thus, you will receive information and analysis from the “original source”.

40th in the series “European Policy Seminars” of the Academic Cooperation Association