‘Land of Ideas’ inspires African scientists

By Kaz Janowski If you are unable to listen to this audio, please update your browser or go here to download.  Originally from Zimbabwe, Addmore Shonhai is associate professor of biochemistry at the University of Venda in South Africa. He is a leading figure on the continent in research into heat-shock proteins — the proteins …

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How to fund Africa’s higher education?

By Kaz Janowski SciDev.Net’s online debate raised vital questions about how money should flow into universities, and for what purpose. What is the future of higher education funding in Africa? This was the question asked by SciDev.Net at a recent online debate (28 July). How money should flow into universities was at the heart of …

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Africa’s knowledge economy isn’t simply about data

By Kaz Janowski The term denigrates the knowledge underlying human activity and confuses it with the products of that knowledge. SciDev.Net’s online debates generate high-energy bursts of communication and are as intellectually stimulating and informative as they are fun to participate in. Last month’s debate on Africa’s knowledge economy was no exception. At our London …

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