LSE’s Professor of African Development, Thandika Mkandawire this week received an honorary doctorate from the University of Helsinki.
Professor Thandika Mkandawire was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Helsinki on 1 June.
The University of Helsinki explained why it decided to give Professor Mkandawire an honorary degree.
“Thandika Mkandawire is one of the best known and highly esteemed social scientists in the world with an African background. He has expanded his educational background of economics by writing publications about the role of welfare policy in the development process and the prospects of democracy and social sciences in Africa.”
Professor Mkandawire joined LSE as the School’s first ever African chair in 2009.