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The United Nations in South Africa congratulates Professor Tshilidzi Marwala on his appointment as Rector of the United Nations University

27 July 2022

The is not merely an academic but a critical thinker on innovative solutions. The UN will indeed benefit from his good character and voracious thinking.

Caption: Professor Tshilidzi Marwala
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Pretoria – The Acting head of the United Nations in South Africa and Resident Coordinator, Ayodele Odusola, has extended his congratulations to Professor Tshilidzi Marwala following his appointment by the UN Secretary-General as the Rector of the Japan-based United Nations University.

“I’m immensely proud of the Prof. Marwala’s appointment as he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise with him, especially in the field of science, research and technology,” said Mr. Odusola. “From what I know of the professor, he is not merely an academic but a critical thinker on innovative solutions. The UN will indeed benefit from his good character and voracious thinking.”

Prof. Marwala is currently the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Johannesburg with a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and Engineering from the University of Cambridge. He will assume his position in March 2023.

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The United Nations in South Africa congratulates Professor Tshilidzi Marwala on his appointment as Rector of the United Nations University

Zeenat Abdool

Zeenat Abdool

UNIC
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