The form below allows direct acces to HEDBIB to all. A Member login is only required to additionally access abstracts and to e-mail search results. HEDBIB is a database on higher education systems, administration, planning, policy, and evaluation. It has been maintained by the IAU since 1988 with contributions from UNESCO Headquarters; the European Centre for Higher Education (CEPES); UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP); UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America (IESALC); the American Council on Education (ACE). In 2012, the following IAU Member organisations have become contributing partners to HEDBIB :
Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), Associació Catalana d'Universitats Públiques (ACUP), Higher Education South Africa (HESA), Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA), Union de Universidades de América Latina (UDUAL).
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Doctoral education in South Africa : policy, discourse and data
Nico Cloete, Johann Mouton, Charles Sheppard, Eds. / African Minds [South Africa] . - Cape Town : African Minds, 2015 . - 283 p.
ISBN 978-1-928331-00-1 . - Online ISBN 978-1-928331-07-0
This book provides in-depth data and analysis on issues that affect the growth, efficiency, quality and transformation of the doctorate in South Africa. It draws on studies conducted by the Centre for Higher Education Trust (CHET) and the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST) over the past decade. The first chapter outlines the global, African and South African contexts for the demand of more doctorates. Chapters 2 to 5 focus on the history, policies and statistics of doctoral education in South Africa, around four themes of quantity, efficiency transformation and quality. Chapter 6 analysis a qualitive study of 25 'doctoral productive' departments in the Social Sciences and Humanities at 13 South African Universities and a national survey of 330 'research productive' PhD supervisors in South Africa. Chapter 7 suggests ways of strengthening the model of doctoral education in South Africa. The authors' main thesis is that a paradigm shift is required in South Africa, and more widely in Africa, to renew an aging professoriate, staff the rapidly expanding higher education field, boost research, and generate high-level skills. The book concludes by highlighting key policy issues and challenges to be addressed at the continental, national and institutional levels.
Higher Education Policy September 2015 has been published
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The first edition of the Universities of the World was published in 1950 in conjunction with the founding conference of the IAU which took place in Nice, France. 620 universities are listed in 73 countries and for each university figures are provided for the number of students enrolled.
September 2014 saw the launch of the latest IAU reference tool on higher education, the IAU World Higher Education Database (WHED) Portal www.whed.net. The Portal provides up-to-date information on higher education systems, institutions and credentials in an ever-evolving world of higher education.
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This Bibliography provides a selection of references of monographs, documents, reports and periodical articles on higher education in the nine countries which are part of the Amazon: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Equator, French Guyana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela. It covers the last five years, from 2009 to date. It was produced within the context of the IAU International Conference on Blending Higher Education and Traditional Knowledge for Sustainable Development which took place on 19 - 21 March 2014.