DG Sanginga to be awarded honorary title of doctor honoris causa from KU Leuven, Belgium

IITA Director General, Dr Nteranya Sanginga.

The Academic Council of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) has nominated DG Nteranya Sanginga to receive the doctor of honoris causa.

The award will be conferred on the 20th anniversary of VLIR-UOS, an organization that supports partner­ships between higher education institutions in Flanders and the South.

The five partner universities under VLIR-UOS will host a ceremony to confer a total of five honorary doctorate degrees—one from each university—on individuals with exceptional distinction whose work is relevant to the mission of VLIR-UOS.

KU Leuven is Belgium’s largest and highest ranked university. As the oldest university in the Low Countries, it has a centuries-long tradition of conferring honorary doctorates in recognition of extraordinary scientific, social, or cultural achievements.

VLIR-UOS supports partnerships between universities and university colleges in Flanders and in the South, looking for innovative responses to global and local challenges. They achieve this by:

an farmers’ health and quality of life. Together with your team, you have helped reduce poverty in the area, improve food security, and increase youth employment. Taken together, your achievements definitely warrant our university’s highest distinction.”

The other nominees are Professor Claric Garcia Borges Demetrio, Mr Jose Ramon Saborido Loido, Mrs Leymah Gbowee, and Dr Jean-Jacques Muyembe Tamfun.

The award will be conferred on 15 May at a ceremony to be hosted by VLIR-UOS at KU Leuven in Brussels, Belgium.

IITA News no 2480Katholieke Universiteit LeuvenNteranya SangingaVLIR-UOS

Communications • 5th April 2019

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