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The value of research networks in Africa

Kotecha, Piyushi

Much of the discourse around higher education in the southern African region promotes the imperative of a knowledge economy. However, participation in today’s globalized economy requires significant investment in capacity and systems needed to generate, use, and share knowledge. The past three years have witnessed unprecedented improvements in elecommunications infrastructure in the South African Development Community region, bringing the goal of a knowledge economy within closer reach of SADC’s 15-member countries and their research and educational institutions. However, without concerted support for the creation of research and education networks that connect nation states with each other and the rest of the world, the full opportunities presented by recent technological developments are unlikely to be realized.

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Document Title: The value of research networks in Africa
Journal: International Higher Education
Volume: 65
Issue: Fall

Document Type:Journal Article (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Contributory Studies and Research Approaches
Keywords:Academia, Academic Identity, Academics, Capacity Building, Networks, Networking, Network Model

File Size:86 KB
Date Added:04 October 2011

The value of research networks in Africa