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engineering education in Africa, including the reconnecting of instruction and research and training, and the aligning of research and academic degrees to societal needs. He calls for special emphasis to be placed on recruiting women into engineering, reforming the curriculum, redesigning the mission of individual colleges and universities, maximizing the collaboration between higher education and industry, and linking academic programs with local development needs for sanitation, agriculture, and entrepreneurship. In short, Juma is arguing for engineering education at the heart of capacity building in Africa. The time appears right for US engineering educators to take a clear-eyed look at development issues in poorer parts of the world, to assess where they and they students might make the best contribution in the long term, and then seek out the partners abroad who are poised to engage in capacity building with the help of partners from similar institutions.

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