In memory of Calestous Juma:
It was with deep sadness that we heard the news of the death of Professor Calestous Juma in Boston on 15 December 2017. He had been unwell for some time but his passing away was still a shock to his many friends and colleagues.
He had become an extremely well-known international figure in academic and development circles but in the early days it was arguably his years as a student at SPRU (University of Sussex) that helped to form the basis for his later work. Although SPRU had from its inception been involved in ancillary teaching to other parts of the University, it had only just begun to establish its own Graduate Studies Programme in the early 1980s. Calestous was one of our first applicants to that programme, supported at the time by a scholarship from IDRC in Canada.