Viewpoints | Conversation #4: Postgraduate researchers: can we rethink the international experience

03 September 2020 | Video production Simon Communications.


On 24 August 2020, the University of Cape Town (UCT) hosted a challenging conversation focused on undergradauate mobility. This event was the fourth in a series entitled Unleashing the new global university.

Postgraduate life can be isolating and challenging, even more so during a pandemic and travel lockdown. How do we ensure that our postgrads are nevertheless able to innovate, collaborate and succeed, despite the complete reshaping of the international experience? Here our speakers discuss seizing opportunities and seeking out possible solutions for more equitable access.

Speakers include:

  • Nana Aba A. Amfo, professor of Linguistics | Pro vice-chancellor, University of Ghana 
  • Mikovhe Maphiri, lecturer and PhD candidate, department of commercial law, University of Cape Town. Grotius Research Fellow, University of Michigan
  • Katrien Vanelven, policy advisor, International Office KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Maina Mwangi, director, Research Support and Dissemination, Kenyatta University
  • Lara Dunwell, director, CIEE Global Institute Cape Town
  • Tolullah Oni, clinical senior research associate, University of Cambridge, hon associate professor, University of Cape Town.


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