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What a new university in Africa is doing to decolonise social sciences

By Jess Auerbach
Our aspiration is that by 2019 everything we assign in our programme will be open source. This will be achieved by building relationships with publishers, writers and industry leaders, and negotiating partnerships for equitable access to knowledge. This will ensure that a new generation of thinkers is equipped with the analytic tools they need.

Genuine scholarship is beyond the memorizing of facts

By Nilanshu Kumar Agarwal
MCQ tests are based on the assumption that the answers to the particular queries are final, ultimate and categorical; there is no going beyond those assumptions of the paper-setter. This over-simplification may sound like a death knell for further research as the very foundation of research is the questioning of the orthodox knowledge.