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16 July 18
Day three began with a stirring lecture from Ada Wong JP on the power of bringing communities together to creatively improve their shared spaces. It is this, she says, not the architecture that really makes a place special. Ada gave up a successful political career to become a social innovator and her passion for her role was palpable and had a huge effect on our students. After this, it was time for our first workshop on design ...
05 July 18
Our first day of the 2018 ACU Summer School opened with a short welcome talk from Professor Wong Suk-ting, the Associate Vice-Chancellor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). She gave a quick overview of the history and culture of Hong Kong. There is no city like it on earth, she says – a real melting pot of east and west, old and new. It is a city that continues to grow and develop, heightening the need for ...
26 June 18
Last month, the ACU sent a delegation to the British Council's Going Global conference, including three members of our Internationalisation Community who received bursaries to support their attendance at the conference. Here, Dr Poonam Singh, from Ulster University in the UK, shares her experience. I have wanted to attend Going Global for the last few years, but was unable to for financial reasons. This year, however, I applied ...
22 June 18
A few years ago, the ACU partnered with the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) to develop and design a course which allows administrators to exchange experience, consider real-life examples, and encourage the development of innovative solutions. This became known as the Administrative Staff Training Initiative and was piloted in June 2015. With a successful first year, the ACU decided to return to the idea in 2017 ...
21 June 18
Last month, the ACU sent a delegation to the British Council's Going Global conference, including three members of our Internationalisation Community who received bursaries to support their attendance at the conference. Here, Samiatu Bogobiri Seidu, from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration’s (GIMPA), shares her experience. My current role is to work with students, faculty and management to enhance the ...
20 June 18
Last month, the ACU sent a delegation to the British Council's Going Global conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, including three members of our Internationalisation Community who received bursaries to support their attendance at the conference. Here, Jacqueline Norton, Director of Academic Partnerships at Birmingham City University's Faculty of Arts, Design and Media, shares her experience.  This year, I ...
13 June 18
Last week’s G7 summit in Canada was said to be an acrimonious affair, with trade deals and tariffs the subject of tense debate. To many of us, it seemed the latest example of a seismic shift away from multilateral cooperation towards more isolationist approaches, as national interests increasingly trump the greater good. But if ‘every country for itself’ has become a modern mantra, it certainly wasn’t the ...
07 June 18
It's been encouraging to hear the level of interest in developing international collaborations with researchers from the global south at the 2018 INORMS congress in Edinburgh – a conference that attracted 1100 people involved in research management from 50 countries. Research managers from developed countries – and from the UK in particular – seemed genuinely interested in how to structure these collaborations in ...
22 May 18
It was the pre-Socratic Greek philosopher Heraclitus who proclaimed that the 'only constant is change', an adage that holds true for India's vast higher education system. For thousands of years, since the founding of the ancient universities of Takshashila and Nalanda, India has defined itself as a land of learning, producing some of the brightest minds in the world. For a number of decades, however, it has struggled with ...
17 May 18
In the days to come, Prince Harry will no doubt find himself the focus of almost unimaginable levels of public interest. No detail of his forthcoming nuptials – from the cake (purportedly a lemon and elderflower creation, with buttercream topping) to flower arrangements (peonies and foxgloves from the Crown Estate…) will escape the public gaze. Just a few weeks ago, however, Prince Harry hit the headlines for a very ...
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