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Investment in Higher Education - New Directions

Abeli, Wilbard; Pillay, Pundy; FitzGerald, Patrick; Hodgson, Spencer; Ishengoma, John; Mgaya, Yunus; Lokina, Razack


Renewed recognition and appreciation for the contribution of Higher Education to development is evident globally, as countries and multi-lateral agencies promote increasing investment in the sector. To what extent is this trend evident in Southern African countries? What are the trends in higher education investment and what are the frameworks guiding such investments? What innovations and practices are emerging in higher education funding aimed at meeting the growing demand in the sector, while mediating competing claims for scarce financial resources?

These and other pertinent questions were discussed at a leadership dialogue convened by SARUA to review and analyse trends in higher education financing in the region, as well as emerging innovations and practices for funding higher education expansion.

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Title of Paper: Investment in Higher Education - New Directions
Publisher: Southern African Regional Universities Association
City: Johannesburg, South Africa

Document Type:Other (Not Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Finance and Physical Resources
Country:Southern Africa
Keywords:Financing of Higher Education, Investment, Southern Africa

File Size:4.14 MB
Additional information:SARUA leadership dialogue series volume 2 number 2
Date Added:03 March 2011

Belgarrab, Coco (2010). Investment in Higher Education - New Directions