UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA APPOINTS NEW VICE-CHANCELLOR AND PRINCIPAL

The University of Pretoria is pleased to announce that the University Council has appointed Professor Tawana Kupe Vice-Chancellor and Principal.

Professor Kupe holds a BA Honours degree and Masters in English from the University of Zimbabwe, as well as a DPhil in Media Studies from the University of Oslo in Norway.

In his statement of intent, Professor Kupe said, “Universities have a responsibility to develop educated, well-informed and professionally skilled people who can address local and global challenges and contribute towards creating successful and thriving societies. To be able to play these critically important roles, universities must enjoy academic freedom and institutional autonomy, allow for freedom of inquiry and be transparent, accountable and ethical in their practices in all respects.”


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