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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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Student presentations at GALA 2018

Student presentations at GALA 2018

GALA summer school students from across the network presented summaries of their experiences at the 2018 annual conference hosted by Concordia University. Chaired by Dean of Arts and Sciences at Concordia University, Professor Andre Roy, the students were given five minutes to present. Sabrina Bramwell (SUNY Geneseo), whose background is in the sciences, said ‘the GALA summer school taught me how ...

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GALA Conference 2018

GALA Conference 2018

Concordia University hosted the 2018 GALA conference on the theme of practice-as-research/research creation, the creative and cultural industries, multimedia practice, public engagement, social change, and the liberal arts. Dean of Arts and Sciences at Concordia University, Professor Andre Roy, introduced the conference with a First Nations territory acknowledgment and fascinating history of Montr...

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Funding opportunities and collaborations

Funding opportunities and collaborations

Funding opportunities for GALA GALA provides us with a close community to collaborate with partners internationally to converge across disciplines and to respond quickly to funding calls as they arise. Below you will find a spreadsheet containing details of specific funding opportunities with timelines. This document mostly details funding opportunities within the UK landscape. Please add funding ...

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