Unleashing the new global university
The pandemic has disrupted higher education international activities and the income on which universities increasingly depend. But the previous model was already problematic, contributing to global warming and benefitting rich universities more than poor. Unleashing the new global university is a series of virtual events in which we invite innovative, international and local speakers to have challenging conversations that help us rethink global collaborations for a sustainable and equitable planet.
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#2: International collaborations: how can we shift the power towards Africa?
13 July 2020 / 17:30–18:30 (CAT/SAST)
The second event will focus on whether or not the disruption to the current higher education model can bring about a shift in the centre of gravity in international collaborations and help us to reimagine a different approach that empowers African institutions to take the lead in collaborative projects and partnerships both within and outside the continent.
- Mamokgethi Phakeng, vice-chancellor, University of Cape Town
Rifat Atun, professor in global health systems, Harvard University
Kelly Chibale, professor in organic chemistry, director of H3D, University of Cape Town
Catherine Odora Hoppers, professor in development education, UNISA
Kevin Marsh, professor in tropical medicine and director of the Africa Oxford Initiative, University of Oxford
- Salome Maswime, professor in global surgery, University of Cape Town
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