Public event

Sustainability of Capacity Building at African Universities Workshop

The Higher Education Group (HEG) is organising two-days workshop in issues pertinent to higher education in Africa as part of the LMEU project. You are welcome to attend our two-day workshop on the theme of ‘Sustainability of Capacity Building at African Universities’. Welcome!


Sustainability of Capacity Building at African Universities – the Case of leadership and management

April 9th, 10.00 – 15.00

Room: LINNA LS K109

10.00 – 10.05    Opening

10.00 – 10.45    Professor Damtew Teferra, University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa: African views and trends in leadership and management capacity building in higher education

10.45 – 11.30    Dr. Ronald Bisaso, Makere University, Uganda: Sustainability of capacity building initiatives in the global South: Why local actors matter?

11.30 - 12.15     Professor Seppo Hölttä, Tampere University: Institutional Capacity in Higher Education Leadership and Management: Critical Elements of Success and Identified Challenges

12.15 – 13.00    Lunch

13:15 –14:00   Dr. Lester Shawa, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa: Access to higher education and the dilemma of policy intervention (case of South Africa)

14:00 –15:00    Discussion



Sustainability of Capacity Building at African Universities: the practice of research and supervision in doctoral studies

April 10th, 10:00—13:00
Room:  Päätalo LS A06

11.00        Dr. David Onen, Makerere University, Uganda: How to conceive and state an acceptable research problem: A guide for higher degree students and early career researchers

12.00       Dr. Fred Wahitu, Uganda Management Institute, Uganda: My PhD Journey; the dilemmas of research supervision

12.00 –13.00     Discussion