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SA universities battle for relevance as global competition intensifies

University of Cape Town

With the growing emphasis on the need for a knowledge-based economy, as mapped out in the government’s National Development Plan (NDP), and with the emergence of huge, open, online courses by leading universities such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology, South African universities have to question themselves about the true value and relevance of their qualifications and research outputs, says the ... Read More »

S. African universities: Enrolments in sciences, engineering on the rise

The Department of Higher Education and Training says the number of first year students taking up studies in sciences and engineering at universities is on the rise. A total of 179 793 students are expected to study in these fields in 2012, up by 6.8 percent from last year’s projection of 175 072 students. In 2010, the actual enrolment was ... Read More » • Free Website Templates - Downlaod Full Themes