Adam Habib Biography – Adam Habib Wiki
Adam Habib is a South African academic, researcher, activist, administrator, and renowned political commentator and columnist. He has been serving as Director of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London since 1 January 2021. He served as Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg, South Africa between 1 June 2013 and 1 January 2021. He is also a former deputy vice-chancellor of the University of Johannesburg.
Prior to his appointment as Director of SOAS, he was Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg, South Africa between 1 June 2013 and 1 January 2021. Before joining Wits, Habib served as Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research, Innovation, Library and Faculty Coordination at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) from 2007 to 2013, during which time he oversaw a doubling of research output, and the dramatic expansion in the training of a new generation of scholars.
He is one of the co-founders of the African Research Universities Alliance, an affiliation of research-intensive universities on the continent.
Habib has published numerous edited books, book chapters and journal articles over the last three decades in the thematic areas of democratisation and its consolidation in South Africa, contemporary social movements, philanthropy, inequality, giving and its impact on poverty alleviation and development, institutional reform, changing identities and their evolution in the post-apartheid era, and South Africa’s role in Africa and beyond. He is a well-known public figure in South Africa whose opinions are often sought by the media.
Habib’s academic contributions resulted in his election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, in addition to serving as a fellow of both the African Academy of Science and the Academy of Science of South Africa. He also serves on the Council of the United Nations University.
Adam Habib Qualifications
Adam Habib holds qualifications in Political Science from three universities, including the University of Natal and Wits. He earned his masters and doctoral qualifications from the Graduate School of the City University of New York.
Adam Habib Age
He was born in 1965, in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
Adam Habib Wife
Adam Habib is married to his wife Fatima Habib. They met at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, during their student years from 1983 to 1988.
Adam Habib Family
Adam Habib and his wife Fatima Habib have two children, Irfan and Zidaan.
Adam Habib Net Worth
Adam Habib’s net worth is estimated to be $1 Million.