Department of Higher Education and Professional Development

The Higher Education and Professional Development (HEPD) Department is under the School of Education. It is the first department across all Malawian universities that focuses on higher education. The HEPD Department equally centres both higher education research, and the offering of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in higher education (teaching, learning, policy, leadership, planning, organization, and management). The department also offers short courses aimed at ensuring the flourishing of educational practitioners and their institutions. Regarding research, the HEPD Department focuses on research pertaining to all aspects of higher education in the Malawian, Sub- Sahara African and global contexts. The department is the centre of Malawian higher education research with staff that have relevant expertise and experience.
The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has accredited all of our undergraduate and postgraguate degrees.
staff

Meet our staff

Dr. Chikumbutso Herbert Manthalu

-Head of Department

Higher Education and Professional Development Department

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Dr. Ken - Ndala

-SENIOR LECTURER

Higher Education and Professional Development Department

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Mr. Louiss Mcmillan Saddick

-LECTURER

Higher Education and Professional Development Department

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Dr. Tiffany Vincentia Banda

-LECTURER

Higher Education and Professional Development Department

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Dr. Samson L.W. MacJessie- Mbewe

-ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Higher Education and Professional Development Department

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Programmes under development

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning.
Bachelor of Education (Education Management)
Master of Education (Higher Education Policy)
Master of Education (Higher Education Leadership and Management)
Master of Education (Education and Development)
Master of Education (Education and Development)
PhD in Higher Education Management
PhD in Higher Education Policy

Latest News

University of Free State Staff visit HEPD Department for collaboration

In its endeavors for capacity-building, collaboration and internationalisation, the Department of Higher Education and Professional Development Department (HEPD) has been engaging the Higher Education and Human Development Program unit under the Centre for Development Support, University of Free State, in the Republic of South Africa for the establishment of formal collaboration in different academic and research areas for our mutual benefit. The centre is strong in academic research and winning research grants in African higher education research.

Student Exchange Programmes | Collaborations

Each year, we enthusiastically embrace a vibrant community of visiting students from our partner universities worldwide. If you are interested in learning more about our various programs, we invite you to explore the opportunities available for studying with us.