Posts by Guest Contributor

Harriet Mutonyi of Uganda Martyrs University.

University courses should support critical thinking skills to help address national needs

The TESCEA partnership is helping young people in higher education in east Africa develop the critical skills they need for employability and positive contributions to wider society. Harriet Mutonyi of Uganda Martyrs University shares some of the challenges that the project is hoping to address.

Discussions in Bangladesh.

Towards an equitable research system for Bangladesh

In October and November 2018, INASP and national partners organized a series of dialogues in Africa and Asia to explore how national research systems could be made more equitable by overcoming prevailing challenges. In this post, Haseeb Md. Irfanullah writes about recent work in Bangladesh to develop a shared vision for the country’s research system.

How Zimbabwe’s library consortium is fulfilling its access-to-knowledge mission

In March 2018, Zimbabwe University Libraries’ Consortium (ZULC) moved to a direct relationship with international publishers in negotiating and liaising to provide access to scholarly research for institutions in Zimbabwe. In this post, Audrey Mhlanga, a founding member of ZULC and a team leader of the Consortium’s Marketing & Advocacy and Licensing & Negotiations Work Group, shares what ZULC has been working on this year and its plans for the future.

Strong membership and long-term plan help sustainability for Uganda’s library network

After many years working with INASP, Uganda’s library consortium has transitioned to a direct relationship with international publishers in negotiating and liaising to provide access to scholarly research for institutions across Uganda. Jesca Karungi, Chairperson of Consortium of Uganda University Libraries (CUUL) reflects on what CUUL has been working on this year, and the plans they have for the future.

Sharing your research with communities? Be ready to lose control

AuthorAID mentor Ayo Ojebode shares his experiences of how research uptake can happen in unexpected ways

Gender data reveals trends and gaps in global research and knowledge

Building on our recent work in gender in higher education and to strengthen our knowledge of the global landscape for women, we recently commissioned a desk study of available data related to gender equality in higher education and research, digital literacy, research communications and publishing, and public policy. Jenny Birchall shares some of the themes that emerged.

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