n South African Journal of Higher Education - An analysis of processes that can shape higher education research utilising as case-study an investigation into postgraduates from the rest of Africa at the University of Natal

Volume 16, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1011-3487



This article is not only about African postgraduates at University of Natal: it is also an attempt to delineate what shapes research into Higher Education done under differing conditions and for different purposes (part 1). As material to illustrate this research metamorphosis, the material from an investigation into postgraduates from the rest of Africa has been utilised (part 2) and from a Conference presentation on the same topic (part 3). Following a narrative account of this process, the article analyses the institutional settings of such research, utilizing some categorization from U Teichler (2000). The underlying assumption is that it may be useful if HE researchers start to be more analytic about the processes that shape their research

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