- David Uzo Mba becomes VC in a UK University.
- Became the second ever black VC in the UK.
An academic stalwart, Professor David Uzo Mba become the second Nigerian and African to be a Vice Chancellor of a University in the UK.
The Professor who was announced as the Vice Chancellor of the Birmingham City University is an academic scholar of over 2 decades of experience.
Mba studied aerospace engineering at the University of Hertfordshire. He then joined Cranfield University for his doctoral studies, where he was awarded a PhD in 1998 for research supervised by R. H. Bannister.
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Mba was awarded the Lord King Norton Gold medal for his thesis. He joined Cranfield University as a lecturer in 2001. Here he led Turbo-machinery group. Mba was made the Dean of School of Engineering at London South Bank University in 2014.
He serves on the advisory board of the Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers (AFBE-UK).