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Working Paper
Affirmative action with no major switching: Evidence from a top university in Brazil

Affirmative action in higher education may lead to mismatch, a situation where students benefiting from preferential admission struggle with their college-level work because of poor pre-college academic preparation...

Affirmative action Higher education Brazil
Research Fellows Sam Jones and Ricardo Santos present at the Inclusive Growth in Mozambique seminar series

UNU-WIDER Research Fellows Sam Jones and Ricardo Santos will present in a seminar on 6 March at the Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo. The topic of the seminar is the profile of students of the Eduardo Mondlane University. The presentation is...

6 March 2019
Eduardo Mondlane University, Campus Principal, Faculty of Economics, Anfeteatro A, Av. Julius Nyerere nr. 3453, Maputo, Mozambique
Past event
In the media
The public forum on higher education in Mozambique covered by the national media

On 4 September 2018, the Inclusive Growth in Mozambique Programme hosted a Public Forum in Maputo to share the findings of its report Baseline Survey on the School-to-Work Transitions of University Graduates in Mozambique . The event gathered...

Education Higher education
Press release: Public Forum on Higher Education: A Profile of Mozambican Graduates

‘ Inclusive growth in Mozambique ’ programme to launch a report at a public forum on 04 September 2018 Researchers will be available for interviews at the event The Inclusive growth in Mozambique programme will host a public forum at the...

Education Higher education Employment
Baseline survey on Mozambican university graduates’ school-to-work transitions – looking forward to the launch

Baseline Survey on the School-to-Work Transitions of University Graduates in Mozambique will be launched on 4 September...

Higher education Mozambique Labour market
Working Paper
Explaining gender differences in preference for self-employment among tertiary graduates in Ghana

We examine gender differences in ambitions and expectations of jobseekers concerning self-employment, an increasingly proposed option for youth in economies with limited wage employment...

Gender Ghana Graduate employability
Working Paper
Double jeopardy?: Caste, affirmative action, and stigma

This paper presents the results of an attitude survey administered to university students in India that attempts to delineate the social–psychological mechanisms of ‘externalization’ and ‘internalization’ to understand t...

Caste Higher education Equality and inequality
Higher education and role models key for supporting further gender equality

Gender equality is one of the cross-cutting concerns of the UNU-WIDER work programme 2014-18 ...

Higher education Equality and inequality Women
Special Session on South Africa 2

Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 3.2

Health Poverty Economic surveys
Beyond the Crisis of the African University - Why Institutions Matter

I recently returned from a week at the University of Western Cape (UWC) in South Africa, speaking at a conference honouring Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu who had been Chancellor of the university for 25 years—and had helped to encourage and defen...

Higher education Public expenditures Structural adjustment (Economic policy)
From the Editor’s Desk (June-August 2015)

And so we come to the summer Angle . We have just passed the longest day (midsummer) in Helsinki, with 19 or so hours of daylight...

Agriculture Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic growth
From Helsinki to Hanoi – An Interview with UNU-WIDER Alumnus Aziz Karimov

21 February 2014 Susan Servas An interview with WIDER alumnus, Aziz Karimov Every year UNU-WIDER hosts a number of PhD interns and young scholars from around the world who participate in the different research and professional development activities ...

Higher education Job satisfaction Research institutes
Working Paper
Foreign Aid and Sustainable Forestry

Foreign aid can contribute to sustainable forestry in many ways. The goal is to secure forest benefits of the future, without compromising the needs of the present generations. This paper elaborates on forestry aid as it has evolved in the past...

Agriculture Conservation of natural resources Economic assistance and foreign aid
The Gothenburg Graduates and their Impact in Africa – How Aid has Worked: An Interview with Wisdom Akpalu

29 August 2013 Carl-Gustav Lindén Since 1997 the University of Gothenburg, Sweden has been running a unique PhD programme on environmental and development economics with a large participation of graduate students from developing countries...

Education Higher education Environmental economics
Group visit by the students of Hokkaido University

Group visit by students of Hokkaido University, Japan, for briefing on UNU-WIDER's mandate and research, particularly ongoing research work within the project on Foreign Aid, Recom: Research and Communications...

30 August 2012
UNU-WIDER, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Project meeting
Launch of collaboration for joint University of Ghana–UNU-WIDER research and post-graduate teaching programme

UNU-WIDER’s collaboration with the University of Ghana for a joint research and post-graduate teaching programme is launched in presence of the Rector of the United Nations University Professor Konrad Osterwalder and the Vice-Chancellor of the...

11 June 2012
The Great Hall, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
Past event
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