Kenneth Matengu

Namibian Professor

Kenneth Kamwi Matengu (born 1978, Katima Mulilo) is a Namibian professor. He was Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Resources Mobilization at the University of Namibia from 2016 to 2018.[2][3] On 29 June 2018, Matengu was appointed as the third Vice Chancellor of the University of Namibia becoming the youngest person to assume the position.[4][5][6][7][8]

Kenneth Kamwi Matengu
Vice Chancellor of the University of Namibia[1]
Term1 August 2018 –
PredecessorLazarus Hangula
Katima Mulilo, Namibia
Alma materUniversity of Namibia, University of Tampere University of Eastern Finland
ResidenceWindhoek, Namibia



Matengu did his high school at Caprivi Senior Secondary. He holds a Certificate in International Relations from the University of Tampere, Bachelor's degree in Geography and Sociology from the University of Namibia, Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D (exemia cum laudar) in Innovation Diffusion and Development from the University of Eastern Finland. He has published 50 peer review articles, books and book chapters, as well as international conference papers.[9][10][11]


  1. clinches UNAM’s Vice Chancellor seat | Namibia Economist
  2. Archived 2018-07-20 at the Wayback Machine | University of Namibia
  3.[permanent dead link] Namibian Sun
  4.[permanent dead link] Unam appoints Kenneth Matengu |The Villager
  5.[permanent dead link] Matengu Appointed as UNAM's New Vice Chancellor
  6.[permanent dead link] Who are these people a rundown on unam vc candidate| New Era Newspaper
  7. | Matengu is Unams new VC
  8.[permanent dead link] Matengu gets Unam top job - Education - Namibian Sun
  9. University Archived 2018-08-10 at the Wayback Machine of Namibia | Pro-Vice Chancellor-Research, Innovation and Development Appointed
  10. Kenneth[permanent dead link] Matengu Personal Story - News - Cardiff University
  11. | UNDP hosts inaugural conference of IGU Commission on African Studies | Devdiscourse