Posts Tagged ‘Science’

Promotion and self-promotion: Women may fail to win chairs because they do not cite themselves enough September 19, 2013 No Comments

ONE of academia’s deficiencies is that, though its lecture halls and graduate schools are replete with women, its higher echelons are not. Often, this is seen as a phenomenon specific to the sciences. A report published in 2008 by America’s National Science Foundation, for example, found that in most fields of science and engineering male [...]

AIMS: Unleashing Africa’s beautiful minds September 12, 2013 No Comments

Newton, Einstein, Hawking — they showed us the power of one beautiful mind to radically alter our understanding of the universe. Clarisse Uwizeye could be the next genius to turn science on its head, yet the world nearly lost her beautiful mind.
At age seven, Uwizeye barely escaped the genocide in her homeland of Rwanda, fleeing with her family to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Two years later, war came to Congo and the family had to run again, back to Rwanda. Her parents vanished, never to be seen again.

What if Africa were to become the hub for global science? April 16, 2013 1 Comment

At first sight, it seems unlikely – a continent most associated with war and famine producing globally significant scientific research.
However, in many ways, the groundwork is there – knowledge, ingenuity, willingness to learn and adapt, coupled with the rapid expansion of digital technology. All of this is really allowing Africa to play a major part in global scientific collaborations.

Table ronde sur l’enseignement supérieur en Afrique November 21, 2012 No Comments

SESSION 3 : Développent de l’enseignement supérieur en Afrique et création d’un espace africain de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche.
Cette session présidée par le Professeur Ahmadou Lamine Ndiaye, Président de l’ANSTS s’est déroulée sous la forme d’une table ronde, et a enregistré les interventions de plusieurs personnalités.