The image shows a sign for the departments of math, statistics and computer science at the University of GhanaUniversity of Ghana, Legon

I’m interested in the politics of higher education in Africa.  Why do African governments decide to invest — or not invest — in public universities?  And how do they manage the tension between public universities as national status symbols, and as frequent sites of student-led political opposition?

I’ll post working papers and datasets here as they’re available.