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  • Etsuko KATSU

    Prof. Etsuko Katsu, Former Vice President, Meiji University

    Prof. Etsuko Katsu was appointed Vice President, International of Meiji University, one of the leading private universities in Japan, in April 2008 and made her duty in 8 years up to the end of March 2016. She currently serves as board member of the Japan-US Education Commission, and director of Center for Entrance Examination Standardization. Since her appointment, she has promoted the Internationalization of the university and the university reform to make Meiji University Open to the World. She contributed a lot to get grants from government, including Global30, Go Global Japan, Re-Inventing Japan Project ASEAN, and Top University Initiative to promote degree programs in English, students and faculty mobility, and advanced research in order to establish a leading university in Japan.




  • Salvador VEGA Y LEON

    Rector, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico

    Dr. Vega is the General Rector of Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM), Mexico. He is doctor in Science and Veterinary Sciences, MSc in Food Science and Technology and BA in Pharmaceutical Biological Chemistry. He was appointed Rector of campus Xochimilco, UAM, Director of the Biological Sciences and Health Division, and Head of the Department of Agricultural and Animal Production. Dr. Vega was an advisor of Mexico City Head of Government, Dr. Miguel Ángel Mancera, for the city Constitution drafting in 2016; member of the Council Executive Board of the Mexican Gastronomic Culture Conservatoire, a consultative organism of UNESCO; and First Vice-President of the Latin American Institute of the Ombudsman-The People Defender- in Argentina. He has authored or co-authored more than twenty books and sixty-five scientific papers in food quality and safety.




  • Marta Losada FALK

    President, Antonio Nariño University (UAN), Bogotá, Colombia

    President since 2010, Dr. Losada obtained her undergraduate physics degree and an MSc Physics from the National University of Colombia and her Ph.D. in Physics from Rutgers University, USA. From 1997 to 1999, she was a postdoctoral fellow at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research), Switzerland. She has held positions as the National Director for Research at UAN from 2004 to 2014, and the Director of the Basic and Applied Science Research Center of UAN from 2000 to 2004. She is the group leader of the research groups in high energy particle physics focused on elementary particle phenomenology and cosmology as well as experimental high energy physics and has been a member of international collaboration efforts such as the ATLAS and NEXT Experiments




  • Stephen Freedman

    Provost of Fordham University, USA

    Provost of Fordham University, Dr. Freedman is professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. He leads the University’s schools and colleges, research centers and institutes, and other academic units. An experienced educator, researcher, and university administrator, Dr. Freedman earned his B.Sc. from Loyola of Montreal, his M.E.S. from York University in Toronto, and his Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of California at Irvine. He also completed the United Nations Graduate Study Program in Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Freedman’s research focuses on the interaction between humans and their environments from an ecological perspective. An active scholar, he has authored or co-authored more than 20 articles, and has received numerous grants to support his research in biology, curricular development and educational leadership.




  • Paul ZELEZA

    Vice-Chancellor, United States International University-Africa, Nairobi, Kenya

    Paul ZELEZA is the Vice-Chancellor, United States International University-Africa in Nairobi, Kenya. Prior to taking office in 2016, he was Vice President of Academic Affairs at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, USA. Previously he was Dean of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts and President’s Professor of History and African American Studies at Loyola Marymount University. He also served as head of the Department of African American Studies and the Liberal Arts and Sciences, Distinguished Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, taught at the Pennsylvania State University, and was Director of the Center for African Studies and Professor of History and African Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Since 2006 he is Honorary Professor at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. In 2015 he was a fellow at Harvard University




  • Ebenezer Oduro OWUSU

    Vice-Chancellor, University of Ghana, Ghana

    Professor of Entomology, Owusu pursued his undergraduate studies at University of Ghana where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. He obtained a Master of Science degree and a PhD in Entomology (gold medal award) from Kochi University, Japan in 1995. He has over 120 scientific publications and conference papers in internationally recognized journals. Prof. Owusu is a member of numerous local and international organizations/bodies such as the Entomological Society of Ghana, Entomological Society of America, Japanese Society of Applied Entomology and Zoology, Ghana Science Association, African Association of Insect Scientists, International Society of Pest information (ISPI), as well as fellow of Toyota Foundation.




  • Abdul Ganiyu AMBALI

    Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Ilorin, Nigeria

    Prof. Ambali studied at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria and University of Liverpool, UK for his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees respectively. Prior to his role as ViceChancellor of the University of Ilorin, prof. Ambali has held a number of academic and administrative positions, among which are: Head, Dept. of Vet. Medicine, Univ. of Maiduguri, (for 5years); Director, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, University of Maiduguri, (for 5years); member and/or chairman of various Council and Faculty committees; and the Foundation Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ilorin, Nigeria. These responsibilities afforded him the opportunity to serve in various committees including among others, Finance and general purpose committees, Staff recruitment and promotion committee.




  • Dzulkifli ABDUL RAZAK

    Vice-Chancellor, Albukhary International University Malaysia

    Currently, Dzulkifli Abdul Razak is the first holder of the Chair of Islamic Leadership at the Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), and an Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham. He was as the 5th Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and held the office from 2000-2011. He was instrumental in introducing many new innovative ideas and concepts that led to USM being acknowledged by the United Nations University as one of seven pioneering Regional Centres of Expertise (RCEs) on Education for Sustainable Development in 2005, to mark the United Nations Decade on Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014).




  • Pam Fredman

    Former Rector, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

    Pam Fredman served as Rector of the University of Gothenburg from 2006 until 2017. She is a Professor of Neurochemistry and has held several leading positions within the University, for example as Dean of the faculty of medicine at the University of Gothenburg – the Sahlgrenska Academy. Pam Fredman was the head of the University and its principal representative. Over the years, she has been active in a large number of scientific and scholarly contexts. Pam Fredman has for example been Chair of the European Society of Neurochemistry and she is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, IVA. Since 2016, Pam Fredmam is the President of the International Association of Universities.

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