Pro Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement appointed

February 18th, 2019

Professor Robert Mokaya has been appointed interim Pro Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement, taking up the role from 1 March 2019 to provide leadership for the University’s global engagement strategy.

Working closely with the Provosts of our China and Malaysia campuses, the Office of Global Engagement and across schools and faculties, Professor Mokaya will develop strategy and sustain purposeful global partnerships that will enrich the student experience and enhance the University’s research excellence.

Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor and as a member of the University’s Executive Board, Robert will also contribute to and share responsibility for key decisions on the University’s development, strategy and policy.

Confirming the appointment, Vice-Chancellor Professor Shearer West said:

“I am delighted to have secured Robert in this essential role for our global University – now more than ever we must maintain and nurture our global outlook which is so vital to our research and students. Robert’s insights will be invaluable on the University’s Executive Board as we continue to develop our international aspirations for the future as part of the next University Strategy.”

Professor Mokaya said:

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to serve our great University in this role. I strongly believe that being outward looking and globally engaged in a productive and sustainable manner are essential aspects of a successful university. I look forward to working with colleagues across all our campuses to build on our status as a global university.”

Robert is Professor of Materials Chemistry in the School of Chemistry and a Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award holder (2017 – 2022) with research interests in sustainable energy materials and valorisation of waste feedstocks, and has previously served as Associate PVC for Global Engagement (2016 – 2018).

The role is an interim appointment while the substantive Pro Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement, Professor Nick Miles, acts as interim Provost of the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC).

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