Taking part in the Conference in Rheinbach „Universities, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in Africa“ (November 2014) I was as member of the panel discussion. Session 4 dealt with education for sustainable development, which is a problem faced by all countries.
My thesis was: „There is no lack of academic staff. Only a lack of logistics and management.“ Every year Africa loses resources through academic knowledge migration. The Joint-PhD-Program focuses on the dilemma gap in post-graduate training, as in the case of Uganda. The PhD holders in almost all universities in Uganda are not enough to train the aspirants. ICT has simplified the world into a global village and therefore this should allow classes outside the four walls. The use of new media is one key to implement a successful PhD training program. Doctoral training has changed significantly in recent years. In Germany, it’s not unusual to complete a doctorate in a distance learning curriculum. The Distance Learning University of Hagen has offering PhD programs since 1974.
Higher education plays a key role in training qualified individuals who will be able to implement new technologies and use innovative methods to establish cost-efficient and effective enterprises and institutions.
If you have further questions concerning the PhD program don’t hesitate to contact me.