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Ali Mazrui Centre for Higher Education

​Welcome to the Ali Mazrui Centre for Higher Education

Established in February 2016, the Ali Mazrui Centre was formally launched on the 3rd of August 2017. 

The purpose and mission of the centre is to: 

  • Build institutional capacity in higher education leadership, management and governance through professional development programmes that are evidence-based and underpinned by high-quality research. 
  • Produce knowledge that contributes to promoting understanding of strategic issues in higher education through scholarly research that is multi-disciplinary and policy relevant. 
  • Promote critical reflection on, and advocacy of, higher education issues through facilitating and providing a platform for dialogue between scholars, institutional leaders, and policy-makers. 

The Ali Mazrui Centre promotes publications in the following areas 

  • Higher Education Book Series to provide a platform for dissemination of seminal and cutting-edge research on current higher education issues. 
  • Young scholar's scholarship to facilitate dissemination and publication of work by young scholars and graduates with a focus on higher education in South Africa and the SADC region. 
  • The Ali Mazrui Centre Newsletter, a periodical newsletter with information on its activities, plans, announcements and other relevant matters 

22 June 2018 - You reap what you sow 
‘Leadership Under Crisis: The Case of the University  of Johannesburg’ Delivered at the Ali Mazrui Centre for Higher education