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21 March 19
Name: Idowu Adegbilero-IwariJob title: Scholarly Communications Librarian/Library CoordinatorInstitution: Elizade University, NigeriaCommunity member since: 2018 What do you enjoy about working in libraries/information and what inspires you in your career? Helping people with information needs and imparting information skills. The ability to connect with people across diverse fields through the library space is inspiring! What ...
01 March 19
In the year following the fall of legalised apartheid in South Africa, the country commemorated its first Reconciliation Day on December 16 1995. It was on this day that the first gathering of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was held, led by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Seeking to make sense of a brutal past by publicly rehearsing the formation of memory, the commission was set up as a space where speaking could begin and ...
28 February 19
Name: Keith JohnstoneJob title: Director of International RelationsInstitution: University of SouthamptonACU Internationalisation Community member since: 2015 How long have you been working in the area of international education? Ten years including at the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the University of New South Wales, most recently returning to the UK to work at Southampton. What do you enjoy about your work ...
24 January 19
During the week commencing 3 December I was in Delhi attending the conference Power of Partnership: Research to Alleviate Poverty. The conference was celebrating the impacts of over 10 years of funding for research to tackle poverty in some of the world's poorest countries This type of research and the way it aims to change government policies, promote sustainable development and improve lives, which is of relevance to many ...
24 January 19
On 25 September 2015, all 193 United Nations (UN) member states gathered at the Sustainable Development Summit to adopt the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets, with an overarching commitment to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development that promises 'no one is left behind.' Three years on, Pakistan seems to be lagging behind its regional peers, ranking at number 126 out of 157 countries with a ...
14 January 19
Participating in an international summer school is a great way for students to gain international experience, learn new skills, increase their intercultural understanding, network, and have fun while visiting an ACU member institution overseas. Last year, the ACU offered UK students the opportunity to gain this experience through our Global Summer School Grants. Here, Meran – an undergraduate student from King's College ...
14 January 19
Participating in an international summer school is a great way for students to gain international experience, learn new skills, increase their intercultural understanding, network, and have fun while visiting an ACU member institution overseas. Last year, the ACU offered UK students the opportunity to gain this experience through our Global Summer School Grants. Here, Kevis – an undergraduate student from Birmingham City ...
14 January 19
Participating in an international summer school is a great way for students to gain international experience, learn new skills, increase their intercultural understanding, network, and have fun while visiting an ACU member institution overseas. The ACU offers UK students the opportunity to gain this experience through our Global Summer School Grants. Here, Emma-Louise – an undergraduate student from Buckinghamshire New ...
14 January 19
Participating in an international summer school is a great way for students to gain international experience, learn new skills, increase their intercultural understanding, network, and have fun while visiting an ACU member institution overseas. Last year, the ACU offered UK students the opportunity to gain this experience through our Global Summer School Grants. Here, Lewis – an undergraduate student from University of the ...
17 December 18
Ensuring an environment that is conducive to research management is a key concern to African universities, as efficient research management improves the conditions for successful research that, in turn, supports economic and social development. The ACU's Research Management programme plays a key role developing university research management and in engaging relevant actors across the research management chain with our member ...
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