Maths 'Einstein' Phakeng gets new role at top UK university

University of Cape Town vice-chancellor Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng’s outstanding work in mathematics education and her leadership have been recognised once more by one of the UK’s top universities.

2021-09-28 04:50:00 PM

University of Cape Town vice-chancellor Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng’s outstanding work in mathematics education and her leadership have been recognised once more by one of the UK’s top universities.

University of Cape Town vice-chancellor Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng’s outstanding work in mathematics education and her leadership have been recognised once more by one of the UK’s top universities.

The new role, which Phakeng will take up on October 20, will see her interact with Bristol’s academic community on a regular basis through a series of public lectures that will be shared online.The professorship, which is by invitation only, will comprise a mix of virtual and in‑person activities, and Phakeng will pay Bristol an extended visit to engage with their researchers, senior management team, and wider community.

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Bristol is among the UK’s top 10 universities.University of Bristol vice-chancellor Prof Hugh Brady said by hosting Phakeng, Bristol hoped to “learn from and be inspired by her knowledge, approaches, and ethos”.On the university’s website Brady said the invitation recognises Phakeng’s “exceptional and inspirational” work in mathematics education and university leadership in post‑apartheid SA.

He said Phakeng has established herself as an inspirational figure in maths education and university leadership in SA.“I have already had the great pleasure of working closely with Prof Phakeng on our important Bristol‑UCT strategic partnership, and as members of the worldwide universities network. It will be exciting to have our entire community benefit from Mamokgethi’s expertise, energy and vision over the year ahead.” headtopics.com

Phakeng, who was awarded an honorary doctorate by the same university in 2019, is equally excited about the new opportunity.“This is not only for me on a personal level, but also for African scholarship. It’s an opportunity to share from the work that I have done in multilingual mathematics classrooms in SA.

“On a much wider scale, I believe this appointment will also strengthen the relationship between two great institutions of higher learning ... UCT, which is the highest ranked university in Africa, and the University of Bristol, which ranks among the world’s top 60 institutions of research and higher education.

“The landscape of education around the world, and more specifically the landscape of leadership in higher education, has changed a great deal in recent years and will change even more in the near future. Read more: Times LIVE »

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