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Foundations for the Future: Supporting the early careers of African Researchers

February 29, 2012

Foundations for the Future: Supporting the early careers of African Researchers

With an ageing professoriate and a missing middle of PhD qualified staff in African universities, investing in the next generation of researchers in Africa is becoming ever more critical. Not only is this vital to ensure the health of research in Africa, but the benefits to the UK research community of engaging with a revitalised African research base are obvious.

Foundations for the Future seeks to explore these issues, offering an analysis of the challenges facing early career researchers in African universities, and setting out mechanisms through which these challenges might be addressed. It forms part of the Nairobi Process, a series of actions and initiatives which have developed in response to, or are aligned to, the key findings of The Nairobi Report, published by the British Academy and the ACU in 2009 with the aim of exploring how research in the humanities and social sciences in Africa might be rejuvenated.

Read more about the Foundations for the Future event here www.britac.ac.uk/intl/Foundations_for_the_Future_Report_Launch.cfm or download a copy of the report in PDF form here www.britac.ac.uk/templates/asset-relay.cfm?frmAssetFileID=11110>