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BREAKING THE WALL OF GLOBAL INEQUALITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION Tom Baden UK / Germany Universities of Cambridge / Tbingen # Slide 2 Higher Education Higher Education PRIVATE PUBLIC Poverty Reduction Economic Growth Sustained Income Growth Increased Spending Tax Revenue Productivity, Enterpreneurship, Specialisation, Jobs R&D, FDI, Governance, Safety, Social Development #Tom BadenBREAKING THE WALL OF GLOBAL INEQUALITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION Sources: Bloom, Canning and Chang 2006, The World Bank #54441 Higher Education is essential for Development. Problem: Not enough university lecturers! Sub-Saharan Africa is way behind......but rapidly catching up! % with tertiary education # students (millions) Development Aid Slide 3 #Tom BadenBREAKING THE WALL OF GLOBAL INEQUALITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION Drosophila Neurogenetics Course KIU, Ishaka, Uganda, 2011 Slater Fund TOTAL COST: ~6000 (+ equipment donations & volunteer faculty) TOTAL COST: ~6000 (+ equipment donations & volunteer faculty) Eye opening! Now we can do any kind of Neuroscience in Africa. Huge opportunity Fantastic Massive step in the right direction Eye opening! Now we can do any kind of Neuroscience in Africa. Huge opportunity Fantastic Massive step in the right direction