Author: Alexander W. Wiseman.
Wiseman, Alexander W.. 2013. The development of higher education in Africa: prospects and challenges. Bingley: Emerald.
The recent development of higher education in Africa has been spurred, in part, through a variety of cross-border higher education (CBHE) initiatives. However, this is not a new trend and this chapter traces the development of CBHE activities in Africa from the early 1900s through the current era. While the earliest forms of CBHE were largely fostered through Western nations providing advice and validation to institutions in Africa, the types of CBHE engagements are much more varied, including collaborations among African nations. The chapter also explores the push by some African nations to become educational hubs, the variability
of CBHE policies across nations, and the shift of collaboration from the global north to south.