Month: January 2016
The Entrepreneurial African University
Maputo, Mozambique, 29 – 31 MARCH 2016
Across the world, higher education institutions (HEIs) have become potent agents for transformation. While such institutions play a critical role in a country’s economic, social and cultural development, adapting this sector to the ever changing and complex global environment can have a vast impact on its success as a catalyst for social change.
African Universities are without doubt key enablers of our continent’s optimal development. As institutions of higher education, African universities are entrusted with Africa’s most valuable resource, our human capital. African universities have the daunting task to develop graduates with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes (‘graduate attributes’) in order for them to take co-ownership of the challenging task of surmounting the barriers that impede the optimal development of our continent.
We are also required to, in close partnership with public and private sector institutions, generate the necessary knowledge and facilitate application thereof in a suitably contextualized manner and of such a quality that we can compete on an equal footing in a global context.