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The Developmental University in the South

05 August 2009
12:30 - 14:30

Date :

05 August 2009

Time :

12:30 – 14:30


Glenda Kruss, ESSD, HSRC

Valeria Arza, CENIT, Argentina 

Keun Lee, Seoul National University Center for Economic Catch-up, Korea


The challenges that universities in developing countries face are different to their counterparts in advanced countries, given the specific problems they need to address through knowledge and technology, in the context of a growing knowledge divide, and on a base of largely resource-based productive activities. How these differences manifest themselves within and across countries and sectors, and what this implies for harnessing the productive role of universities in economic development, is the central concern of a research project on knowledge for development in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and Asia. The research project includes 12 countries in the three regions and focuses on university-industry interaction.

The research project is funded by the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC).


Please RSVP by 3 August 2009


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