Guyanese Dr Cary Fraser was installed as President of the University of Belize, Belmopan, on August 24 last. In an address at his installation entitled ‘The Modern University and the Future’ he referred to Belizean Dr Carla Barnett’s identification of the roles of the university, namely, developing human resource capacity and creating knowledge. Expanding on this he went on to say that in order to perform those roles, “we must think of the university in multi-generational terms… and we should be prepared to make our contribution to the institution’s longevity and the development of its intellectual traditions.”
“Knowledge, like capital,“ he said, “works best when it is used to create skills, opportunities, and a wider constituency invested in acquiring knowledge. Knowledge is, in fact, intellectual capital that….