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Welcome to IUCEA

Vision:  IUCEA becomes an exemplary common higher education area for a prosperous and sustainable East African Community by 2030.

Mission: To encourage and develop mutually beneficial collaboration between Member Universities and between them and Governments and other organizations, both public and private

IUCEA Core Values:  Accountability, Transparency, Unity, Diversity, Integrity, Professionalism and Teamwork

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Prof. Michael Mawa

Senior Principal, Quality Assurance and Qualifications Framework

Prof. Michael Mawa is a higher education quality assurance expert. He is currently the Head of the Quality Assurance and Qualifications Framework Unit at the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA). He previously served as Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Uganda Martyrs University from 2017; also served as the Director of Quality Assurance at Nkumba University. He is the Founding President for the Ugandan Universities Quality Assurance Forum (UUQAF) as well as the Founding President of the East African Higher Education Quality Assurance Network (EAQAN).

Prof. Michael Mawa has served as a Quality Assurance Expert in programme assessment, institutional assessment (audits) and quality assurance training for the National Council for Higher Education Uganda, Commission for University Education- Kenya, the Tanzania Commission for Universities and the Inter-University Council for East Africa. He has been engaged in quality assurance trainings organized under the DIES/DAAD TrainIQA programme for West Africa and SADC region. He has been trainer for the IIEP-UNESCO Internal Quality Assurance Training Programme for universities in Africa and Middle East.

Prof. Mawa holds a Doctorate in Social Sciences from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Italy. He also holds several certificates in Higher Education Quality Assurance, in Higher Education Leadership and in Strategic Human Rights Litigation. He has been engaged in university education since 1997 and continues to serve higher education in the East African Region and in Europe where he is a visiting professor at Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society in Germany.

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