the European Commissioner for Education and
Culture in Brussels.
UKZN’s Leader of Higher Education Training and Development, Professor Damtew Teferra, delivered three publications he was involved with to the European Commissioner for Education and Culture in Brussels.
The occasion which celebrated the successful culmination of the first phase of the Tuning Africa Project – a joint initiative of the African Union and European Commissions – also deliberated on Credits and Portability of Qualifications.
Teferra delivered English and French copies of the book Tuning and Harmonisation of Higher Education: The African Experience and a new journal: Tuning Journal for Higher Education, to the commissioner in Brussels in his capacity as a member of the editorial team of both the book and the journal.
The book represents the contribution of more than 100 experts in a host of fields and disciplines – but most typically in education, engineering and medicine – who have engaged in an intimate dialogue in the tuning and harmonisation of Higher Education in Africa.
An outcome of a three-year initiative – funded by the Commission of the European Union, sponsored by the African Union Commission and Commissioned by the University of Deusto (Spain) – was that the group met in Accra, Addis Ababa, Nairobi, Dakar, Yaounde, Cape Town and Brussels to deliberate on the generic and specific profiles of five disciplines: agricultural sciences, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, medicine and teacher education.
At the end of last year, Teferra also published an edited book: Funding Higher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (Palgrave Macmillan), which sold out within weeks of its publication.