- Western News
- Feb 13, 2014
In just six weeks, one African university has fast-forwarded decades, thanks to the Ivey Business School’s 39 Country Initiative.
A nine-tonne shipment of more than 436 boxes of course packs, journals, books and business cases – totalling more than 10,000 items – has made its way from London to Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa University. The university plans to use the books to bring its business education into the modern era.
“It’s not just the volume of books, but the quality of the books,” said Yamlaksira Getachew, an Ivey Business School PhD candidate (General Management) and former faculty member at Addis Ababa. “When I was working there, we would have books from the 1950s, or the 1980s at the latest, and be using them as textbooks. There were no journals I could refer to do research.