Hope in Africa : human development through higher education community interaction

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dc.contributor.author Botman, H. Russel
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-01T09:13:52Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-01T09:13:52Z
dc.date.issued 2010-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/5857
dc.description A presentation to the Talloires Network Bellagio Conference, Italy, 23-27 March 2010, by Prof H Russel Botman, Rector and Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University and Vice-President of the Association of African Universities en_ZA
dc.description The original publication is available at http://www.sun.ac.za/university/Management/rektor/speeches.html
dc.description.abstract A growing number of African universities (see Appendix 1) are joining the Talloires Network, “an international association of institutions committed to strengthening the civic roles and social responsibilities of higher education” (www.tufts.edu/ talloiresnetwork). Africa is a continent in great need of empowerment, growth and development, and the network has emerged as an important initiative in the global drive to promote human development. Stellenbosch University signed up last year. Along with other members, we share the view that “higher education institutions do not exist in isolation from society”. Talloires participants have committed themselves to “education for social responsibility” and the “application of university resources to the needs of local and global communities”. Participants in the Bellagio Conference, 23-27 March 2010, will be discussing measures to strengthen regional networks of higher education community interaction. It would be necessary to get a sense of initiatives in our respective regions, and to identify the most important challenges and opportunities for expanding our civic interconnectivity. This particular input is focused on Africa. It is not a comprehensive overview of higher education community interaction on the continent. Instead, some contextual factors are briefly outlined and the example of Stellenbosch University discussed in more detail. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en_ZA en_ZA
dc.subject Hope Project -- University of Stellenbosch en
dc.subject Talloires Network en
dc.subject Social responsibility of universities en
dc.title Hope in Africa : human development through higher education community interaction en_ZA
dc.type Presentation en_ZA
dc.rights.holder University of Stellenbosch en_ZA
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