First Announcement of the Second HEFAALA Symposium
First of all, our best wishes for the New Year.
The International Network for Higher Education in Africa (INHEA), based at the University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa, and closely affiliated with the Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, US, has been advancing the continent’s higher education agenda for over 15 years, through research and publication, policy analysis and advocacy, and information dissemination and data provision. Since its inception in 2003, INHEA, among others, has been meticulously navigating the international dimension of higher education on the continent in close collaboration and consultation with numerous national, (sub)regional and international actors in the sector and beyond.
As part of these ongoing efforts, INHEA launched the Higher Education Forum on Africa, Asia and Latin America (HEFAALA) in 2016 and successfully held its First Symposium in Durban, South Africa. The Symposium attracted delegates from the three continents and beyond and some of the concepts of the symposium later got published on an accredited journal.
We are organizing the second HEFAALA symposium in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 26 and 27 July 2019 under a theme “Internationalization of Higher Education in the New Era of World (Dis)Order”. This event is jointly organized with Saint Mary’s University, which itself is holding its 17th Annual International Conference on Private Higher Education in Africa on 25 and 26 July 2019, immediately prior to HEFAALA’s event. In organizing the two events back-to-back we are creating more opportunities for potential participants from across the world.
Furthermore, the events are expecting to herald the launch of the African Center for Higher Education Policy and Research as well as a Masters programme in Higher Education anticipated to kick off in September 2019 at Saint Mary’s University.
The two-day Symposium, supported by Carnegie Corporation of New York, is once again expected to be marked by robust discussions and rigorous analyses of topical higher education issues of regional, trans-regional and international significance by leading experts from the three regions and beyond.
We are thus cordially inviting you to attend the Symposium and actively participate in the sessions and the panels which will mainly focus on, among others, graduate education, research, academics, institutional leadership, and the role of private higher institutions—all in the context of internationalization.
We will post the draft programme and logistical information soon.