Claudia BaumannRüdiger Lauberbach

The Rise of the Global South and the Repositioning of German Actors in Ethiopian Higher Education


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The higher education (HE) sector in Ethiopia has witnessed an epochal transformation against the backdrop of the so-called global knowledge age. Expansion and internationalization unfold simultaneously and are deeply intertwined. This article analyzes how an economically and politically stronger global South changes the HE landscape in Ethiopia. We focus on cooperation programs of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and GIZ (German Corporation for International Cooperation) and show how these are adjusted to the new global political conditions. Cooperation with traditional partners from the global North remains important but is increasingly combined and complemented with actors from the global South.

Higher Education, Ethiopia, South Korea, global South