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Call for Participation: Is there an African University?

You are invited to contribute to a workshop that will focus on Africa as a specific region that is not well represented in higher education studies as well as in global images and imaginations of what a university in the 21st century looks like. We are interested in empirical and theoretical contributions that explore case studies, examples, and models of African Universities. We would like to discuss whether there is an “African University” and if so, what makes it “African”. Click here to download the Call for more information.


Three PhD Opportunities - Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory

The Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory in Frankfurt/Main is a world leader in fundamental research on law. Its three research departments with more than 60 scholars, the unrivalled collections of its specialized library, and its numerous national and international co-operations make it the central research hub for a global scientific community investigating the past, present and future of legal regimes.
We are looking to recruit from July 2021 onwards, three PhD students (m/f/d/) for the newly established research group “Legal Connectivities and Colonial Cultures in Africa” directed by Dr. Inge Van Hulle. Click here to download the announcement for more information


Postdoctoral positions at the Ali Mazrui Centre For Higher Education Studies

The Ali Mazrui Centre for Higher Education Studies (AMCHES) invites qualified academic researchers to apply for a two-year research fellowship at the University of Johannesburg. The fellowships are aimed at enabling academic researchers to conduct research on the legacies of African scholars, intellectuals, leaders, and institutions. Successful candidates will be working with leading scholars in the field and utilise all available research facilities in South Africa and beyond. Click here to download the Call in PDF for more details.