• Webometric Analysis of Links between African and World Universities. Motivation and Disciplinary Distribution of Links between African and World Unive

Lambert Academic Publishing
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(Janet Adekannbi graduated from University of Ibadan with a B.Sc Microbiology, First Class Honours degree. She obtained her Masters degree in Information Science and currently on her PhD work. She spent over a decade in the banking industry where she rose to a managerial position. She has several articles in learned journals to her credit.)


African universities have much to learn from world class universities. According to Judge Albie Sachs (Pistorius, 2004), ‘a true Afro-centered universe is not one cut off from Europe or the rest of the world, but one that enriches its own civilization with the best that the rest of the world has to offer’. Hyperlinks have facilitated such relationships between universities. Hence, African universities must create links with world class universities. But to what extent are these links created between African and world universities? What is the motivation for creating these links and the disciplinary distribution pattern? The monograph, "Webometric Analysis of Links between African and World Universities" examines these.

MATERIA: Web interrelationship; African Universities; motivation; outlink; inlink