Honoris Causa to the deans of Mozambique and Angola, at the UBI

Honoris Causa to the deans of Mozambique and Angola, at the UBI
















The University of the Interior of Beira (UBI) will award the title of Doctor Honoris Causa to the deans of the Eduardo Mondlane University (Mozambique) and the Mandume ya Ndemufayo University (Angola).
The highest title awarded by UBI will be awarded, respectively, to Orlando António Quilambo and Orlando Fernandes da Mata on the 30th on the occasion of the 36th anniversary of the Covilhã-based university. The decision to honor the two principals was made in 2019, but the delivery of the award was ultimately postponed due to Covid-19. “The professional and academic path of both individuals is revealing of the work done in scientific organizations in their training areas, as well as in national and international organizations, with particular attention to the connection with Portuguese higher education”, justifies the UBI in a note sent INSIDE.
Orlando Quilambo holds a PhD in Natural Sciences from the University of Gröningen (The Netherlands), has a degree in university management and has been dean of the Eduardo Mondlane University since 2011, where he also held the position of vice dean, scientific director and director of the Faculty of Sciences. He is also involved in international organizations dedicated to education and training, such as the Association of African Universities, the Association for Distance Learning of Portuguese-speaking Countries and the Association of Portuguese-Language Universities (AULP), of which UBI is a member.
Orlando da Mata is an agronomist, with a Masters in Agrochemistry from the Martin Luther-Halle / Wittenberg University (formerly RDA) and a PhD in Plant Nutrition from the Institute of Tropical Agronomy of the University of Leipzig (Germany). He currently chairs the AULP and the Council of Rectors of Angolan Universities (Cruang), having served as Angola’s Deputy Minister of Science and Technology, among other functions. He has been rector of the Mandume ya Ndemufayo University since 2015, after having directed the Agostinho Neto University, also based in Angola.