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Cameroonian Hugues Kenfack Becomes new president of UT1
Category :- Education Author :- L J KINGAH 
Posted on November 25, 2020, 11:59 am
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Hugues Kenfack was on Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 elected as the President of the Toulouse 1 University Capitole or in French, Université Toulouse 1 Capitole-UT1 specializing in law, economics and management.

Hugues Kenfack

He ousted the outgoing president Corinne Mascala by 17 votes to 14. While waiting to take office as of December 1st, he takes the head of one of the three faculties of the city specialized in law, management, and economy. 

Corinne Mascala was elected in 2016 and was running for a second term when Kenfack, the associate of law and lecturer defeated him by a few votes in a single round. In details, there were 32 voters, 17 for H. Kenfack, 14 for C.Mascala, and there was1 blank vote.

UT1

Since 2004, Professor Hugues Kenfack has been in this university that was founded in 1229. After that of Paris which has existed for over 800years, the UT1 is the second oldest university in France.

Corinne Mascala

According to report from the franceinfo, “In his project, the law professor intends to provide more sustained support to the university's researchers or teacher-researchers in national, European and international projects. He also wishes to develop bridges between the three key sectors of the university (Law / Economics / Management) by encouraging joint research between these disciplines, and by increasing the number of training courses and joint degrees for students.”

During his reign he equally intends to enforce the return of the University of Toulouse to the list of "Universities of Excellence" - IDEX as it was recently excluded. His project "Respect for people and quality of the university” is due to commence as soon as he takes office.

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