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New Benchmarking Tool for African Universities in Pilot Phase

New Benchmarking Tool for African Universities in Pilot Phase

New Benchmarking Tool for African Universities in Pilot Phase

The Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET), whose secretariat is hosted by the World Bank, is testing a new benchmarking system for African universities. [Image credit: Flickr, Sarahemcc]

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Working in collaboration with local and international collaborators, such as the Association of African Universities and Association of Commonwealth Universities (both CAAST-Net Plus consortium partners), the initiative aims to improve the capacity of universities to self-assess their performance against a set of established quality indicators.

A methodology workshop held in Ghana in November 2015 has laid the ground for the improvement of the benchmarking tool.

“As a first step toward implementation, we now have critical feedback from workshop participants on a methodology proposal developed with the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China – a globally recognized expert center for building world-class universities. PASET is using this feedback to refine the benchmarking methodology with the help of international experts and kick off a pilot this month. The Shanghai Jiao Tong University will provide capacity building and technical expertise for the pilot, which shall be completed in January 2016 and then open up the exercise to more universities,” a World Bank website report says.

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CAAST-Net Plus is funded by the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme under grant agreement 311806
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