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Powering up future communicators

Students of communication and journalism at higher learning institutions across 13 African countries can look forward to extensive virtual collaboration through a new digital platform, the All Varsity News Network.

GÉANT and the SKA – an astronomical collaboration

The Square Kilometre Array, known as the SKA, will become the world’s biggest radio telescope, surveying the sky ten thousand times faster than ever before.

Supporting remote delivery of education in Tunisia during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the temporary closure of educational institutions in Tunisia in an attempt to contain the spread of the virus.

Teaching and learning moves online for 11 universities in Somalia during COVID-19

Online teaching and learning in this period of the COVID-19 pandemic would have remained a far-fetched dream for some Somali universities if it were not for the timely intervention of the Somali Research and Education Network.

A new e-learning initiative for Africa

Africans of all ages will be able to benefit from access to distance learning following the establishment of the Pan African Virtual and E-University

Bridging 7000+ km to teach fisheries management

Fishery management experts from The Arctic University of Norway are teaching Somali students how to exploit their marine resources. The teaching collaboration features interactive live lectures allowing for two-way communication, questions and discussions.  

Dramatic housing transformation in sub-Saharan Africa revealed

By using sophisticated Big Data based geospatial software researchers have revealed a remarkable development: Between 2000 and 2015, housing with improved water and sanitation, sufficient living area and durable construction has doubled in sub-Saharan Africa.

Connecting Cape Town’s periphery with eduroam in public libraries

eduroam is turned on in Cape Town’s public libraries, providing wireless roaming services and free Internet access to the research and education community globally.

Preserving a vital food source with the help of advanced research infrastructure

Scientists in Kenya and Australia collaborate on a research project to diagnose viruses that infect cassava, and sequencing whole cassava virus genomes in order to help eradicate infection.

Connecting rural campuses addresses challenges faced by researchers

In South Africa, a major milestone has been reached with the completion of the University of Cape Town segment of the Rural Campuses Connection project, part of a national initiative to connect the country’s rural research facilities.

Student interns develop campus security systems in Nigeria

Eko-Konnect's internship initiative in Nigeria exposes students to real-life digital technology trends and challenges, such as develping a cost effective way to deploy security and monitoring on campuses across the country.

Training Data Literacy in Ethiopia

Data Carpentry focuses on teaching computational best practices to scientists and has built a shared community with more than 1000 certified instructors and 47 current Member Organizations around the world.