Patrício Langa, PhD
Patrício Langa is a sociologist and associate professor of higher education studies at Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM), Mozambique, and at the Institute for Post School Studies of the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. He advises the rector of UEM on strategic planning and is a visiting professor of higher education studies at the Danube University Krems in Austria and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, Stockholm. Langa served as the first executive director for external evaluation in the National Council on Higher Education Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Mozambique (CNAQ) and currently serves on the board of non-executive directors. He founded and served as director of the Centre for Higher Education Studies and Development (CESD) in Mozambique. Langa is also the founding member and president of the Mozambican Sociological Association (A.M.S). He established the African Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (ACHER). Langa’s research interest is in the intersection of sociology and higher education studies in Africa. He was a NAFSA Global Dialogue Fellow in 2018-2019. Langa holds a BA in sociology from UEM, an MA in higher education studies and a PhD in sociology and education with a major in higher education studies from the University of Cape Town.