ABSTRACT

The chapters in this book have explored higher education and capacity building in different African contexts. In innovative manners they have contributed to our understanding by applying a geographical view on knowledge. As Meusburger explains:

The geography of knowledge studies spatial variations in the generation, dissemination, and application of various categories of knowledge. Scholars in this area are interested in the places and spaces of knowledge generation and the impact of local milieus (environments) and spatial relations on the generation and diffusion of knowledge. They analyse the reasons for spatial disparities of knowledge and their consequences for society and economy.

(Meusburger, 2015: 91)