Vice Chancellor's Blog

  1. Gratitude: Reflections on a Landmark Birthday
    May 25, 2020 - By Prof. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza My family had planned a landmark 65th birthday celebration for me in Atlanta, Georgia, where my daughter lives and a city we cherish. But the coronavirus pandemic put rest to those plans. Just as it frustrated...    
  2. Thandika Mkandawire: In Memory of An Intellectual Giant
    Apr 6, 2020 - By Paul Tiyambe Zeleza Thandika Mkandawire, the towering Pan-African Malawian-Swedish public intellectual died on March 27, 2020. The world of social thought, as Samir Amin, another departed luminary, called it, is so much poorer that he has left...    
  3. VCs Weekly Higher Education Digest: May 20, 2019
    May 22, 2019 - At Morehouse, a Speech to Remember By Scott Jaschik INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION Robert F. Smith, a billionaire who is the chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, stunned the 396 graduates he addressed at Morehouse College Sunday when he pledged to...    
  4. VCs Weekly Higher Education Digest: May 13, 2019
    May 22, 2019 - Don’t Think Your Campus Needs to Prepare for Climate Change? Here’s why you’re wrong THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION It isn’t hard to find evidence that colleges across the country are concerned about global climate change and the role...    
  5. VCs Weekly Higher Education Digest: May 6, 2019
    May 13, 2019 - For Colleges, Climate Change Means Making Tough Choices By Lee Gardner THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION Many colleges are finding they need to adapt their physical campuses. They must not only deal with higher temperatures and higher water, but...    
  6. VCs Weekly Higher Education Digest: April 29, 2019
    May 6, 2019 - Kenya short of ‘impossible’ target for all lecturers to get PhDs By Anna McKie TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION Kenyan universities are heading for a crisis as they look increasingly unlikely to hit a target for all lecturers to have a doctorate by this...    
  7. VCs Weekly Higher Education Digest: April 15, 2019
    Apr 18, 2019 - KENYA: Universities struggle to meet PhD and other targets By Gilbert Nganga UNIVERSITY WORLD NEWS Kenya’s bid to build a critical mass of professors and produce at least 1,000 PhDs every year to drive the country’s economic ambitions risks...    
  8. VCs Weekly Higher Education Digest: April 8, 2019
    Apr 10, 2019 - Measures that matter: an innovation that credits social impact By John Gill TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION It has long been a defining characteristic of world university rankings that they focus heavily on research…. [Today] we break the mould with a...    
  9. VCs Weekly Higher Education Digest: April 1, 2019
    Apr 10, 2019 - The role of African universities as development partners By Eric Fredua-Kwarteng UNIVERSITY WORLD NEWS In the 21st century African universities must shift to playing a new role as development partners in order to legitimize their existence,...    
  10. VCs Weekly Higher Education Digest: March 25, 2019
    Mar 26, 2019 - Robust HE systems – A bedrock for research capacity By Gilbert Nakweya UNIVERSITY WORLD NEWS Building higher education systems that will support research capacity among young scholars in Africa’s institutions of higher learning will be critical...    
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