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Industry 4.0 requires a shift to Education 4.0

In an industrial setting, Industry 4.0 is a term analysts use to describe the automation and data exchange used in manufacturing technologies...

By Bez Sangari 8 Jul 2019

Reviewing the role of universities in a post-development world

Scholars began writing about post-development theory in the 1980s. Post-development is a school of thought that is critical of development. It promotes alternative ways of thinking and acting beyond the ideology of development which originated during the Cold War...

4 Jul 2019

Diamonds aren't forever, but knowledge is...

A 1,758-carat-diamond bigger than a tennis ball was recently mined in Botswana. Despite this, the resource-rich country knows that diamonds don't last forever... and when the resources run out, a diversified knowledge-based economy needs to be in place. And that's where corporate executive education could be a gem...

27 Jun 2019

20 copywriting bursaries up for grabs through new ad industry initiative

A new initiative by the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) and the Creative Circle is offering 20 academic bursaries to prospective students looking to enter the world of copywriting...

25 Jun 2019

IBM expands quantum computing program to Africa

IBM announced the expansion of its' quantum computing efforts to Africa in a new collaboration with the University of the Witwatersrand...

13 Jun 2019

SU to represent Africa in Global Alliance of Universities on Climate

Based on its research performance and capacity, Stellenbosch University (SU) has recently been invited to represent Africa in the Global Alliance of Universities on Climate (GAUC) which held its inaugural executive meeting in Beijing, China, late last month...

13 Jun 2019

Why coding alone won't prepare our children for the 4IR

Cyril Ramaphosa made it very clear that the inclusion of coding into the national curriculum will be an objective he intends to see come to fruition during his presidency. This is commendable - but is it realistic...?

By Jenny Retief 10 Jun 2019

Evaluating Artificial Education

Artificial Intelligence can potentially transform the fundamentals of education and how people think in the future...

6 Jun 2019

AfDB president awarded honorary doctorate

The University of Alberta will confer an honorary doctorate of science degree on Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, at its convocation event on 4 June 2019 in Edmonton, Canada...

3 Jun 2019

Girls4Tech programme aims to reach one million girls by 2025

First launched in South Africa in 2017, Mastercard's inquiry-based STEM programme Girls4Tech has so far reached more than 400,000 girls (ages 8-12) in 25 countries...

14 May 2019

Tips from Nigeria on teaching teens about breast and cervical cancer

Empowering young women with information in high school can help ensure that certain cancers are caught early...

10 May 2019

Botho University creates distance learning programmes in Nigeria

Botswana's Botho University has launched distance learning programmes in Nigeria, following on the success of its four campuses in three SADC region countries...

18 Apr 2019

USAID launches 3 Centres of Excellence to build links between Egyptian, US universities

These centres have been created to foster high-quality applied research and build relationships among the education community, the private sector, and policymakers...

3 Apr 2019

10 strategic technologies impacting higher education in 2019

Gartner has identified the top 10 strategic technologies impacting higher education in 2019...

2 Apr 2019

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