The next instalment in the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) series of challenging conversations – Postgraduate researchers: can we rethink the international experience? – is scheduled for Monday, 24 August 2020 and will focus on how we make the postgraduate international experience more equitable by going virtual.
What are the markers of a truly enriching postgraduate experience? From a global north perspective, being able to travel abroad to access resources and expertise from elsewhere in the globe, create new networks and build a CV have been almost taken for granted and a central tenet of the postgraduate experience. Postgraduates in the global south have had far fewer opportunities for mobility.
“Postgraduates are critical for building Africa's next generation of thoughtleaders and researchers. International experiences are key to this. How do we facilitate these equitably?”
The COVID-19 pandemic has ended international travel for all postgraduates, creating an opportunity to stop and think: can we make the postgraduate international experience more equitable by going virtual? In this challenging conversation, we explore what will be lost and gained if postgraduates gain an international experience as deskchair travellers.
UCT vice-chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng will host the event, which will be moderated by Sue Harrison, UCT’s deputy vice-chancellor for research and internationalisation.
Confirmed participants include:
Join the webinar at 17:30 (CAT/SAST) on Monday, 24 August.
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