Dear Staff and Students


You are cordially invited to a lecture by Prof Damtew Teferra, from the School of Higher Education at the Edgewood Campus of UKZN.


Professor Damtew Teferra joined the University of KwaZulu-Natal in August 2012 as Professor of Higher Education and Director of Higher Education Training and Development. He has been the Director of the International Network for Higher Education in Africa, at the Centre for International Higher Education (CIHE), Boston College, USA, which he has founded almost 10 years ago.

Professor Teferra was the former director for Africa and the Middle East of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program in New York. He was founding (former) Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Higher Education in Africa.


He is author of Scientific Communication in African Universities: External Assistance and National Needs (2003, Routledge Farmer) and lead editor of the award-winning book African Higher Education: An International Reference Handbook (2003, Indiana University Press). His new edited book, entitled Higher Education Funding in Africa is being published by Palgrave Macmillan. The books are outcomes of studies undertaken under his leadership through a grant from major foundations and development agencies.



Topic:    Higher Education in Africa: Opportunities and Challenges


Date: Friday, 22 March 2013


Venue:  Lecture Theatre 6 (LT6), Edgewood Campus, UKZN


Time :   16:00 (4pm)



Vimolan Mudaly

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