“This ambitious publication provides a comprehensive panorama of the evolution of higher education in East Africa, while at the same time weaving in an international reference framework that helps readers to understand the interplay of local influences and global forces in influencing the evolution of the East African higher education systems. The book shows us, in a comparative perspective, the many threads of their complex story, from the colonial era to the post-independence decades. It tells a tale of rapid quantitative expansion, institutional diversification with the growth of a sizeable private higher education sub-sector, careful efforts to put in place a strong quality assurance system, and investment in the development of a few leading research universities.” Prof. Salmi

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