Linking universities & firms in sub-Saharan Africa

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2009
TITLE AUTHOR(S): G.Kruss, I.Petersen
KEYWORDS: SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA, UNIVERSITIES
DEPARTMENT: Inclusive Economic Development (IED)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/june-2009/universities-firms
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 5918
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/4789
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/4789

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Abstract

Unlike the centuries-old tradition of the autonomous pursuit of knowledge and science, universities are now expected to be more accountable to society, the state and the market. The HSRC and its partners organised a series of roundtable discussions, held in Uganda, Nigeria, and South Africa, on the changing role of universities in these countries, and specifically, the contribution of university-firm interaction to economic growth and social development. Glenda Kruss and Il-haam Petersen report.