Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Tue 03 Apr - Sun 08 Apr, 2001

Jairam Reddy Jairam Reddy (Faculty)

Country/Region: South Africa

United Nations University

Most Recently Attended: (2000)
Novosibirsk State University

Biography:
Jairam Reddy is an associate research fellow in higher education at the Human Sciences Research Council in Pretoria. Dr. Reddy was appointed by the secretary general of the United Nations to serve on the Council of the United Nations University in Tokyo, Japan, from 1998 to 2004. He has been elected to chair the Council for a two-year term beginning in January 2000. He was vice chancellor of the University of Durban-Westville from 1990 to 1994. In January 1995, Dr. Reddy was appointed chair of the National Commission on Higher Education of South Africa, on which much of the report of the White Paper on Higher Education and the Higher Education Act was based. Dr. Reddy is a graduate of the University of Birmingham; holds the degree of master of science from the University of Manitoba, Canada; and earned a Ph.D. from the University of Western Cape. He is an alumnus of several Universities Project symposia and Salzburg Seminar sessions on higher education, and has participated in consultant visits by Visiting Advisors Program teams to the Russian Federation.