Shabani Juma

Shabani Juma was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2001. As a fellow, Shabani Juma contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.

Year elected
Mathematical Sciences
Prof. Juma Shabani is currently the President of the Burundi National Commission for Higher Education; Director of the Doctoral School of the University of Burundi; President of the Burundi Academy of Science and Technology; President of the Board of the East African Commission for Science and Technology; President of the International Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Africa; President of the International Advisory Board of the Africa Centre of Excellence for Innovative and Transformative STEM Education at Lagos State University, Nigeria; Vice- President of the Francophone African Network of Quality Assurance Agencies; Member of the Pan-African University High-Level Panel; and Member of the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) for the Advancement of Science in Developing Countries. He worked for 17 years at UNESCO as Senior Specialist on Higher Education in Africa; Director of UNESCO's cluster offices in Harare and Bamako; UNESCO Representative in several countries and regional economic communities; and Director of Development and Coordination of UNESCO's Higher Education Programmes at its Paris Headquarters. Prior to joining UNESCO, Prof. Shabani held several senior positions, including: Deputy Secretary-General of the Association of African Universities; Vice-Rector of the University of Burundi, and Professor of Mathematical Physics at the University of Burundi and held several other universities and research centres in Africa and beyond. Prof. Shabani has been Co-Director of the Virtual Institute for Higher Education in Africa, Member of the International Board of Suffolk University in Boston, USA, Member of the Executive Committee of the Global University Network for Innovation in Barcelona, Spain, Member of the Board of the Centre for Higher Education Trust in Cape Town, South Africa, and Member of the Board of the UbuntuNet Alliance in Lilongwe, Malawi. He holds a PhD in mathematical physics from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium. His google scholar profile is as follows: h index 24, i10 index 51 and number of citations 3183.