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UWN: Competency Based Education: Balance Soft and Hard Skills

Technology-focused universities in Africa have been urged to adopt competency-based teaching and learning practices that integrate theoretical discipline-specific knowledge, practical technical skills and positive workplace attitudes that would improve students’ employability in the current and future job market and stimulate continuous learning. Read the full article here. Article published with reference to a session at…

UWN: Youth unemployment: Entrepreneurship, start-ups supported

Entrepreneurial education is touted, in part as the solution, if not the silver bullet, to South Africa’s growing youth unemployment rate and other socio-economic challenges that plague the country. It is within this context that higher education institutions have established or are establishing themselves as entrepreneurial hubs, despite the many limitations they face. The ongoing…

UWN: How can universities fortify the 4IR in their curricula?

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic saw an upsurge of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies in Africa, from artificial intelligence in medical technology, 3D printing for medical use, drones delivering life-saving medicine and digital learning platforms in schools and universities. Read the full article here. Article published with reference to a session at the…

HERESA Café: Contemporary Themes in Technology-Enhanced Learning

To kickstart the new year, HERESA hosted another edition of the HERESA Café on January 26th  from 12h00 to 13h00 (SAST). The last two sessions of the Café saw presentations from Dr Elina Botha, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery at Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) in Finland, who discussed the Flipped Classroom model, and Dr…

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The Technological Higher Education Network South Africa (THENSA) is recognised as a vibrant, innovative consortium for advancing technology-focused institutions with a transformative social impact.

               Read a message from the THENSA CEO and HERESA Project Leader, Dr Anshu Padayachee

OBREAL Global has transformed over the past years from an association that primarily promotes European Union-Latin America cooperation in higher education and research to one with a broader inter-regional mandate and membership scope, committed to strengthening South-South- North cooperation within and between regions.

Read a message from the President of OBREAL Global (HERESA EU Coordinating Partner), Mr Ramon Torrent

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The network of Higher Education Reform Experts (HEREs) was established in the framework of the Tempus programme and continues to be supported through Erasmus+.

These experts constitute a pool of expertise to promote and enhance the modernisation of higher education. They participate in the development of policies and reforms in their countries and contribute to the training of local stakeholders. Their activities consist, for example, in organising and participating in seminars, writing articles and reports, or providing advice to individual institutions and policymakers.

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