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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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Call for papers for GALA’s 2019 conference

Call for papers for GALA’s 2019 conference

Networks across Time and Space September 12–14, 2019 Claremont Graduate University, Claremont California, USA Claremont Graduate University will host the 6th Annual GALA conference dedicated to the theme of networks. At its core, GALA represents the partnering of universities, faculty, and students together in a number of different networks of communication, research, idea exploration and teaching...

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Book Artist Brad Freeman from Columbia College Chicago visits Bath Spa University

Book artist Brad Freeman, from the Center for Book, Paper, and Print at Columbia College, Chicago, has spent ten days at Bath Spa University’s School of Art and Design. Brad has been making artist books since the 1980s and in 1994 set up the Journal of Artists’ Books. Over the duration of Brad’s visit, he worked on a book inspired by photographs taken by his father who was a dentist in the America...

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Announcing Bath Spa’s 2018–19 GALA Outreach fund

The GALA Outreach Fund is intended to support Bath Spa University staff and student engagement with GALA partners by providing support for international travel or other activities related to research or teaching collaboration, staff or student mobility, public engagement, or projects relating to the liberal arts. It can also be used to support visits by representatives from GALA partners to Bath S...

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Summary of Bath Spa GALA Outreach Awards 2017–18

Summary of Bath Spa GALA Outreach Awards 2017–18

The following Bath Spa GALA Outreach Awards were made during 2017–18: University of Adelaide Charlotte Shipperley (Environmental Humanities, PhD student): to participate in H2O conference and related activities Beijing Foreign Studies University Fifteen undergraduate students (CoLA: 13; BSAD 3): to attend Chinese Thought and Culture Summer School Columbia College, Chicago Joy Merron (Textiles, BSA...

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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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