ANCHORED IN PLACE, rethinking higher education and development in South Africa

: Bank (L.), Cloete (N.) & van Schalkwyk (F.) eds.

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241pp., illus., paperback, Somerset West, 2018


"This is a superb volume. I believe it will attract considerable attention in the United States and Europe and of course in South Africa as well." Professor Steven Diner, author of Universities and Their Cities: education in America

Contributions include:
"The Engaged University and the Specificity of Place: the case of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University" by François van Schalkwyk and George de Lange
"Challenges of University-City Relationships: reflections from the University of the Witwatersrand" by Alan Mabin
"The University of Fort Hare in Post-Apartheid South Africa" by Nico Cloete & Ian Bunting
"The Politics and Pathology of Place: student protests, collective consumption and the right to the city in East London" by Leslie Bank & Mark Paterson.

Leslie Bank is a Deputy Executive Director at the HSRC and Adjunct Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Fort Hare. He is the author of City of Broken Dreams: myth-making, nationalism and university of the African Rust Belt and Imonti Modern: picturing the life and times of a South African location (with Mxolisi Qebeyi).
Nico Cloete is the Director of the Centre for Higher Education Trust in South Africa. His is Adjunct Professor at the University of Oslo and Extraordinary Professor in the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Scientometrics and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, Stellenbosch University.
François van Schalkwyk is an independent researcher working of higher education studies, open data and scholarly communication. He is the author of Castells in Africa: universities and development.