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07.01.2021 | Publikationen

New article on african higher education research by Nelson Zavale and Christian Schneijderberg

Zavale, Nelson Casimiro; Schneijderberg, Christian (2020): Mapping the field of research on African higher education. A review of 6483 publications from 1980 to 2019. In: Higher Education. DOI: 10.1007/s10734-020-00649-5.

Higher education in Africa is a complex enterprise, potentially demanding specific expertise in higher education research. However, despite this, there are few analyses into the state of research on African higher education. The paper by Zavale and Schneijderberg seeks to fill this gap by mapping and analysing African higher education research. The authors undertook a systematic review of 6483 articles and books focusing on African higher education published from 1980 to 2019 in indexed and non-indexed journals and book-publishers.

DOI: 10.1007/s10734-020-00649-5.

Nelson Casimiro Zavale is currently an Alexander von Humboldt fellow and visiting scholar at INCHER-Kassel. He is Associate Professor of Sociology of Education and Higher Education Studies and Director of the Quality Assurance Office of the Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo, Mozambique.

Christian Schneijderberg (INCHER-Kassel) is a sociologist with the main areas of work in Higher Education and Science Studies and Sociology of Knowledge. At INCHER-Kassel he is coordinator of the research area "Innovation und Transfer". Currently, Christian  holds an acting professorship for "Sociology, Methods and Techniques of Empirical Social Research" at RWTH Aachen.