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Call for proposal: Interdisciplinarity in Global Contexts

Call for proposal: Interdisciplinarity in Global Contexts

Call for proposal: Interdisciplinarity in Global Contexts From 24-26 October 2019, the annual AIS conference takes place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, organized by the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).The conference brings together interdisciplinary researchers, educators, students, alumni and administrators. The theme of the conference will be ‘I...

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Welcome to the University of Witwatersrand (Wits)

Founded in 1896, the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), is the third oldest South African university in continuous operation. The university has an enrolment of 39,000 students of which 65 percent are undergraduate and 35 percent are postgraduate. Home to 28 prestigious South African Research Initiative (SARChI) Chairs and six DST-NRF Centres of Excellence, there are over 400 NRF rated resear...

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Welcome to the University of Namibia

Founded in 1992, the University of Namibia (UNAM) is the country’s largest university. It has 25,000 students across 12 campuses, and is ranked in the top thirty of African universities. It is Namibia’s largest teacher-training provider. It has the following faculties and schools: Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources Faculty of Economic and Management Science Faculty of Education Faculty o...

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CUEA joins GALA

CUEA joins GALA

The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), was founded in 1984 as graduate school of theology known as the Catholic Higher Institute of Eastern Africa by the regional ecclesiastical authority known as the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences of Eastern Africa (AMECEA). Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia are the member countries of AMECEA. In 1989, th...

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Addis Ababa University joins GALA

Addis Ababa University joins GALA

Addis Ababa University, founded in 1950, is Ethiopia’s oldest university. It ranks first among 33 Ethiopian higher education institutions accredited by the Higher Education Relevance and Quality Agency and has a current enrolment of over 52,000 students. With the motto: ‘seek knowledge, elevate your intellect and serve humanity’ – the University comprises 10 colleges, 12 research and teachin...

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2019 International Academy of Chinese Thought and Culture

2019 International Academy of Chinese Thought and Culture

Applications are now open for the 2019 International Academy of Chinese Thought and Culture, including a three week summer visit to China from 29th June to 20th July. The IACTC is a collaboration between staff at Bath Spa University, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Peking University (Beijing) and Fudan University (Shanghai), as part of the Global Academy of Liberal Arts (GALA). The Internation...

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Postcard from Stockholm

Postcard from Stockholm

By Lisa J. Hall, MA Environmental Humanities, Bath Spa University Walking across the lawn, we looked around for the two old chestnut trees we were told would be in bloom now and should act as marshals. After scanning inquisitively we found them; twins of the arbour community, top-heavy and wild-haired, their ivory catkins dangling. They were, indeed, true guides and we found ourselves at the botto...

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Postcard from Montreal

Postcard from Montreal

By Luke Mitchell, Bath Spa University Even though the last Sisters of Charity of the Hôpital Général of Montreal left some time ago, the now student residencies I called home for 2 weeks set the tone for some dedicated study and contemplation. In this contemporary context we find ourselves in its artists and researchers who are my celebrities, they continue to prove themselves uncompromising in th...

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Postcard from Udine

Postcard from Udine

By Eleanor Tuck, Bath Spa University GALA opportunity When I received an email from my course leader flagging up an international opportunity to visit another University, I was immediately very excited and honoured to have been chosen. After having a meeting with the Head of Postgraduate Programmes, I accepted the opportunity and felt proud to be an ambassador for Bath Spa University. Planning for...

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Chinese Thought and Culture Programme

Chinese Thought and Culture Programme

The International Academy for Chinese Thought and Culture is a collaboration between staff at Beijing Foreign Studies University, Peking University and Bath Spa University through the Global Academy of Liberal Arts network (GALA). Students from different disciplines and in any year of study, including postgraduates, took part with no background knowledge about China required to participate. Above:...

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