The latest news from IAPO and the rest of UCT.
For six weeks in June and July, UCT hosted a short course on ‘Public health in South Africa’ for students from Johns Hopkins University in the US. The students who attended the course were all public health majors in the second, third and fourth year of their studies. The aim of the programme was to strengthen the participants’ perspectives on global health.
As part of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, a week of activities aimed at developing the entrepreneurial skills of the scholars on the programme did just that and more for scholars who joined the township tour.
The goal of the Fox International Fellowship is to enhance mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries by promoting international scholarly exchanges and collaborations among the next generation of leaders.
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Department of Continuing Education and Education Management (we.b) at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg in Germany are jointly organising the DIES University Leadership and Management Training Programme UNILEAD in Oldenburg, enabling young management-level professionals at higher education institutions in developing countries to tackle successfully every-day challenges.
A number of exciting opportunities are available through Nuffic Neso SA, a Dutch organisation focusing on the mobility of students from South Africa to the Netherlands.
Isaac Derry, PhD researcher at the School of African and Gender Studies, received funding through IAPO’s Global Short Academic Programmes (GSAP) unit to attend a conference in Sweden titled: Men and Masculinities: Politics, Policy, Praxis Conference.
To do their bit for Mandela Day the IAPO team visited Mez Wallach, a home for the aged in Lakeside, Cape Town.
Raeesa Triegaardt spent a challenging and rewarding four months on an academic exchange at UC Berkeley. Here are her top tips.
An informative orientation for UCT’s first group of IARU-GSP outgoing students.
The Global Short-term Academic Programmes (GSAP) unit recently hosted a visiting group from the Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), on a short course about South African history and its impact on the education system.
Postgraduate researcher in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Nontokozo Langwenya, earlier this year attended the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) launch conference at the University of Ghana.
Peking University graduate, Sihle Nontshokweni looks back on the year spent studying in China and the words exhilarating, enlightening and dynamic are the first to come to mind.