Prof. Francis Petersen

Vice Chancellor | University of the Free State

“For me collaboration around the future of work is non-negotiable; it has to happen and I see the platform provides that.

I think Africa Live is a fantastic platform and it is also a fantastic idea to share how Vice-Chancellors across the continent feel about Africa and about higher education in Africa, and to a certain extent- how to get that message out to the rest of the world.

Unfortunately, Africa is often seen as a continent that can’t produce high-quality education and high-quality output in research or products. I think this is an opportunity for us to showcase what we are capable of and also an opportunity for us to say that we would not choose to do this alone; that we need to collaborate!”

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