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Visit of Tanzania High Commissioner, H.E. Peter Kallaghe

On 16th March the University welcomed the High Commissioner of the United Republic of Tanzania, His Excellency Peter Kallaghe, for his first visit to Scotland since his appointment.

H.E. Kallaghe was welcomed by Professor Jo Shaw, Dean of Research and Deputy Head of the College of Humanities and Social Science, and was introduced to a number of University staff who work in Tanzania. Accompanied by his wife Joyce, H.E. Kallaghe also met postgraduate students in CAS, along with this year’s two Julius Nyerere Masters Scholars, Lilian Mtasingwa (M.Sc. by Research, African Studies) and Joshua Samwel (M.Sc. Education). The delegation were then given a whistle-stop tour of some parts of the University closely associated with Tanzania’s first President, the late Julius Nyerere, who studied at Edinburgh from 1949 to 1952.


On 19th March the High Commissioner was guest of honour at an event attended by Vice-Principal International Professor Stephen Hillier and his wife Haideh. Professor Hillier announced the news that the University is to establish a third Julius Nyerere Masters Scholarship for Tanzanian students to undertake postgraduate Masters study in any subject offered by the University. This wonderful announcement from Professor Hillier is warmly welcomed as further evidence of the University of Edinburgh’s commitment to honour the name of Julius Nyerere.

H.E.Kallaghe at UoE Nyerere plaque

H.E. Peter Kallaghe (left) and his wife pose by the plaque honouring Tanzania's Father of the Nation, the late Julius Kambarage Nyerere, who studied at the University from 1949 to 1952. With them are Professor Shaw (centre), Dr Kerr (right) and members of the delegation.
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