African Network for the Internationalisation of Education (ANIE) will be launched via a major opening conference in Kenya in November 2008
. ANIE, which will be headquartered at the Kenyan Moi University, constitutes a network of scholars, policy-makers and higher education professionals in Africa. One of the network’s special foci includes the capacity-building programme NESI (Network of Emerging Scholars on Internationalisation). Other priority areas will be curricular reform, student and academic mobility as well as offshore education.
The ANIE initiatives spring from a 2006 Boston College Center for International Higher Education project titled Higher Education in Africa: The international dimension
. The project has led to a comparative analysis of the internationalisation in African higher education
. It explores how higher education could benefit from both regional and international integration. Conceived in the wake of this project through several workshops and authors' meetings, the idea of ANIE was driven principally by African scholars and will be put into practice as an independent, non-profit, non-governmental, membership organisation.
ANIE’s steering committee features well-known experts in African higher education such as Dr. Roshen Kishun from the International Education Association of South Africa and Dr. Chacha Nyaigotti-Chacha
from the Inter-University Council for East Africa. ACA adepts will have the opportunity to meet the latter in Brussels at the next ACA European Policy Seminar From aid to partnership: enhancing development through education
on 17 October 2008.
Announcement by Dr. Roshen Kishun, Interim Chair
Publication “Higher Education in Africa: The international dimension”