Project time line: 2015 – 2017 (completed)

This project expanded and consolidated higher education performance indicators previously developed by CHET. The aim was to develop an indicator framework that would be driven by development objectives and, in particular, by the objective of transforming selected universities in Africa into institutions that are research-oriented. The project overlapped with CHET’s HERANA project, involving eight African universities, which aimed to strengthen knowledge production by focussing on the academic core and on differentiation in their core functions.

Project highlights

  • Bunting, I., Cloete, N. & Van Schalkwyk, F. (2018). An Empirical Overview of Emerging Research Universities in Africa. Cape Town: African Minds.
  • South African higher education performance open data 2009 to 2015.
  • Cloete, N., Langa, P., Nakayiwa-Mayega, F., Ssembatya, V., Wangenge-Ouma, G. & Moja, T. 2016. Rankings in Africa: Important, interesting, irritating or irrelevant? In Hazelkorn, E. (ed.), Global Rankings and the Geopolitics of Higher Education: Understanding the Influence and Impact of Rankings on Higher Education, Policy and Society. 128–143. London: Routledge.
  • Cloete, N. 2015. Africa needs differentiated higher education systems. University World News, Issue no. 357.

Research team