Global Ecology projects are driven by our clients’ desire to be relevant and to make a difference for the people and communities where they are located. This cannot be accomplished in isolation. It requires global connections and shared experiences. Each project is uniquely designed. And each holds lessons learned and experiences shared.
The ASAD (American Saudi Arabian Dialogue) Education Center
The Western Studies Institute (WSI) is a non profit organization dedicated to improving mutual understanding between the United States and Saudi Arabia through dialogue and collaboration particularly in the area of law, religion, and economics/ business. In 2010 WSI approached Global Ecology principal, Dr. Sabine O’Hara, to assist the organization in identifying a University partner...
The University of South Africa (UNISA) Signature Courses: Identity and Relevance
With over 300,000 students the University of South Africa (UNISA) is the largest University on the African continent and one of the ten largest in the world. The new UNISA was given its mandate as a comprehensive, distance learning university in 2004. In 2005 it adopted its new mission as The African University in the...
International Advisory Board Discusses KAU’s Scientific Research Capacity
Members of the International Advisory Board of King Abdulaziz University held discussions on January 29, 2011 to work out ways of bettering KAU’s scientific research capacity. The meeting, which was attended by KAU President, HE Prof Osama S. Tayyeb, was within KAU’s efforts to establish itself as a world-class institution by drawing on the expertise...
Higher Education in Africa: Equity, Access, Opportunity
This book is the result of a two-year collaboration between African scholars — the African Higher Education Collaborative (AHEC). The project received generous support from the Ford Foundation office in Egypt and brought together twenty scholars from Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. Their perspective on the challenging triad of access, quality and cost give...