Fort Hare

University of Fort Hare, South Africa

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Tell us something interesting about your institution University of Fort Hare is a public university in South Africa. The school was established in 1916 and marks her 100 years of establishment this year. The University has three campuses: Main campus –Alice and other campuses – Bhisho and East London, respectively. All are located in Eastern Cape, South Africa. Originally, Fort Hare was a British fort in the wars between British settlers and the Xhosa of the 19th century. Some of the ruins of the fort are still visible today, as well as graves of some of the British soldiers who died while on duty there. It was a key institution in higher education for black Africans from 1916 to 1959 in creating a black African elite. Fort Hare alumni were part of many subsequent independence movements and governments of newly independent African countries. Several leading opponents of the apartheid regime attended Fort Hare, among them are Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo, Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, Desmond Tutu and a lot more.

What are the main research interests of your institution? The research cut across all the five faculties and departments under them.

 

Class of 2016

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What are the academic backgrounds of the participants? Post graduate students

 

The Fort Hare team

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Azeez Adeboye

role for IBT_2016: teaching assistant, system administrator

Azeez Adeboye N., is a seasoned biostatistician and epidemiologist. He holds BSc (honours) in Applied Statistics and MSc in Biostatistics & Epidemiology at the University of Fort Hare, Alice, Eastern Cape, South Africa. His area of research focuses on Biostatistics, Epidemiology, infectious diseases mapping and modelling and also in the area of Bioinformatics. During his master degree, he developed a hybrid model to forecast prevalence of infectious disease and mapping. He also used parametric survival model in tuberculosis treatment outcome with HIV co-infection. Azeez is a member of H3ABionet cloud computing working group.

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