The Global Chair programme is a flagship scheme run by the International Relations Office and provides support for globally-renowned scholars to join our University as distinguished international visiting professors.
Building on the success of the scheme, which has attracted scholars across disciplines and global regions, we are pleased to open nominations for Global Chairs in the 2023-2024 academic year.
As leading academic experts in their fields, Global Chairs are invited to Bath to engage in high-profile research activity, foster collaboration and interdisciplinarity, and enhance our international networks in research and practice.
In addition, we encourage our Global Chairs to network with our wider University community, connect with our alumni, and engage with the public. They will provide inspiration and mentorship to students or early-career researchers, promote engagement with policy or industry, or offer expert advice for institutional initiatives and communities of practice.
As ambassadors for our University, they help raise our international profile and develop new partnerships for research and societal impact.
Previous Global Chair appointments have included:
Prof. John Warner (Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry). A prominent academic and industrial expert in green chemistry and sustainable technologies, Prof. Warner has facilitated Bath’s Green Chemistry Commitment, a global initiative embedding green chemistry principles into the undergraduate Chemistry curriculum.
Prof. Soraya Seedat (Stellenbosch University). A leading psychiatrist specialising in post-traumatic stress disorder among vulnerable populations in the Global South, Prof. Seedat's Global Chair supports Bath's strategic partnership in South Africa and our global research networks in the field of mental health.
Prof. Tianhong Cui (University of Minnesota). A leading expert on MEMS/NEMS and advanced manufacturing, Prof. Cui contributes to Bath's strategic priorities of healthcare technologies and sustainability.
Prof. Jacqui True (Monash University). A global expert on gender-inclusive peace-building, Prof. True lends further support to our strategic partnership with Monash University and enables new connections with the Monash Centre for Gender, Peace and Security.