Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli who is the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of University of Glasgow, Scotland, delivered his Public Lecture today at KUHeS Blantyre campus under the title ‘The role of universities as drivers of sustainable development within communities and on a global stage’.
It was a powerful and enlightening presentation that focused on, among other sub-topics, how Universities can use research, partnerships and collaborations to contribute to the success of the country. He also said the economic challenges caused by COVID-19 and the Ukraine-Russia war are global hence global challenges require global solutions which can be through partnerships and collaborations.
Among other highlights, KUHES and University of Glasgow have also signed a Memorandum of Understanding. This MOU is meant to cement the already existing relationship between the two universities which has already yielded a state-of-the-art laboratory under the Blantyre-Blantyre Project and the Maldent project just to mention but a few.
Another highlight of the day was the official opening of the state of the art Bt-Bt research facility. This research facility will provide research services such as sample processing, diagnosis, providing lab space to investigators, offering corporate wellness and occupation health.