Patricio Langa
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Patrício Langa

Katekisama Fellow



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Patrício V. Langa is Professor at the Institute for Post-School Studies (IPSS), University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa and at the Faculty of Education of the Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM) in Mozambique. He is also a permant Visiting Professor at the Forum Internationale Wissenschaft (FIW), University of Bonn (Uni-Bonn), Germany. In the Katekisama Program, he focusses on the Globality of Higher Education as well as on Science, Technology and Innovation in the Global South.

Prof. Langa coordinates two PhD programmes: The IPSS Doctoral Programme in Higher Education Studies (DPHES) and a dual/joint Doctoral programme in Comparative Higher Education Policy & Innovation Studies (CHEPIS) between the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, the IPSS/UWC and UEM. Prof Langa served as the National Director for External Evaluation in the National Council for Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Mozambique (CNAQ). He was also a member of the National Council on Higher Education (CNES) in Mozambique. Prof. Langa sits on various journal editorial boards including the International Journal of Sociology and has published extensively on higher education.

Research focus

Higher Education | Science & Innovation Studies | Relations between Global South & North

Selected Publications

  • Covele, R.P.M., Langa, PV., a and Swanzy, P (2022). English language: the subtle force behind the demise of Mozambican higher education academic’s aspirations. Journal of Comparative & International Higher Education. Volume 14, Issue 3A (2022), pp. 193-210. DOI: 10.32674/jcihe.v14i3 (Part 1).4143|
  • Ndibuuza, F., Langa, P.V., Bisaso, R. (2021). Higher Education and the Knowledge Society Agenda in Uganda. In: Aarrevaara, T., Finkelstein, M., Jones, G.A., Jung, J. (eds) Universities in the Knowledge Society. The Changing Academy – The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective, vol 22. Springer, Cham.
  • Langa, P.V., and Wolhuter, C (2020). The Policy Context of EU-South Africa Higher Education Cooperation. An Overview of Policies. Chapter 7, (pp 107–125). In: Editors: Elizabeth Balbachevsky,  Yuzhuo Cai, Heather Eggins, and Svetlana Shenderova (Editors). Practices Building Higher Education Cooperation with the EU: Challenges and Opportunities from Four Continents. Series: Global Perspectives on Higher Education, Volume: 49. DOI:
  • Patrício V. Langa, Patríck Swanzy & David Law (2019) Brexit: some implications for African higher education, Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 23:1, 28-32, DOI: 10.1080/13603108.2018.1480541
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