Research: The “Lost Mission” of African Universities

Harris Andoh


The first universities in Africa were established with the triple mission of teaching,
research, and community engagement. Yet, many university leaders hold the mistaken notion that their
universities have always been research universities. It is only over the last decade
that the research mission has emerged again as a key vision of African universities.


Africa; research universities; post-colonial; mission

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