UNIMA Graduation at the Great Hall in Zomba
University of Malawi Central Administration Offices located in the City of Zomba
Students discussing human anatomy - College of Medicine
Chancellor College - The Great Hall
The Polytechnic Library
Kamuzu college of Nursing (KCN) - Students having a discussion
Kamuzu college of Nursing (KCN) - Students set off for community visits
Chancellor College - Library
One of the constituent Colleges of University of Malawi
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The University of Malawi will conduct a ceremonial academic practice of Inaugural Lecture to be delivered by recently elevated professors of the University. The 14th and 15th Professorial Inaugural Lectures will be presented by Professor Address Malata and Professor Ellen Chirwa, respectively, and will take place on Friday 27th June, 2014 at Bingu International Conference Centre from 8:45 AM.
The Professors will address the University community and the public on the following topics:
Professor Address Malata: “The State of Nursing and Midwifery in Developing Countries: A Case for Malawi.”
Professor Ellen Chirwa: “HIV Prevention among Married Couples in Malawi: A New Strategy Required.”
An inaugural lecture, like a graduation ceremony, is an event of great significance in the calendar of an accredited University. Through it, the University is able to recognise the achievements of those who have risen to the highest academic rank and to introduce them to the nation at large. In particular, through the carefully researched addresses delivered by the senior academic members being recognised, the University is able to interface with the wider Malawian society on matters of national development. In this respect, the inaugural lecture acts as an occasion when a cross-section of the nation convenes to reflect on the mission of the University, including the University’s role in national development. Through these lectures, the esteemed professors highlight topical issues in the field of their specialty as part of knowledge dissemination.
At the same event, the Kamuzu College of Nursing will launch a Doctor of Philosophy in Inter-Professional Health Care and Leadership programme with support from Columbia University/ ICAP through the Nursing Education Partnership Initiative (NEPI) Project. The Inter-professional Health Care Leadership PhD programme is being funded by the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and implemented by ICAP at Columbia University. The main purpose of the PhD Programme is to prepare expert health care professionals for leadership and evidence-based practice that will make a major impact on health care in the country and beyond. The PhD programme will also improve health care delivery at local, regional and international levels.
Specifically graduates will be prepared to:
- Conduct relevant research to expand the body of knowledge for inter Professional collaborative health care research, education and practice
- Provide leadership in improving the health care delivery system
- Translate evidence accumulated through research into practice and policy at different levels
- Lead Inter Professional teams in collaborative research, health care delivery and education
For inquiries please contact Akuzike Maliwichi or Mary Wasiri on the following numbers: 01 526 622/01 524 282/01 751 622/01 750 927.
The Partnership for the Next Generation of Academics (PANGeA) is a network grouping of the following universities whose main objective is to support the training of young PhD academics for future academic leadership in African universities: Stellenbosch University, University of Nairobi, University of Botswana, University of Dar es Salaam, Makerere University, University of Ghana and the University of Malawi.
The University of Malawi, which signed a formal MOU for this partnership, has benefited considerably since its inception in 2006. More than 4 staff members from the faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences at Chancellor College have already done their PhDs at Stellenbosch under PANGeA scholarships and more than 6 are currently doing their PhDs under the same partnership at Stellenbosch. The partnership is for Humanities and Social Sciences.
This time around University of Malawi hosted the board meeting at Sun n Sand in Mangochi from 16-17th May 2014. During the board meeting the University of Malawi signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with Stellenbosch University for academic partnerships in various areas including joint research, staff and student exchange, external examining, students’ supervision and training e.t.c