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Folha de Maputo (File photo) / Narciso Matos
The academic Narciso Matos will be sworn in as the new rector of the Polytechnic University at a public graduation ceremony tomorrow, 13 September, in the presence of the head of state, President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi.
The current rector, Lourenço do Rosário, founder of the then ISPU, quits the leadership of the institution after 22 years, but will continue as chairman of the board of directors of the IPS Group, owner of the University, and, as chancellor, will lead a new body created to protect the inter-institutional relationships of the group.
Narciso de Matos is well known in academia. He holds a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Humboldt, Germany, has been working in recent years as pro-rector of the Polytechnic University.
Among other roles, De Matos was formerly dean of the Eduardo Mondlane University, executive director of the Community Development Foundation (FDC), director of the International Development Program of the Carnegie Corporation Foundation of New York, USA, and secretary general of the Association of African Universities based in Ghana.
The Polytechnic University, Mozambique’s first private institution of higher education, is primarily dedicated to research in business and social sciences, the humanities and technology.
Its mission has been carried out through a diverse set of activities, with an ongoing sense of the interdependence between teaching and training, research and service delivery to the community.Source: Diário de Moçambique
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