The ACU Summer School provides a forum for students from every corner of the Commonwealth to discuss multidisciplinary issues of global importance.
Established in 2011, a key element of the School is its aim to mix local and regional students with their peers who may have not had the opportunity to leave their own regions.
The School is hosted in a different country each year. In previous years, it has been held in Botswana, Cameroon, Canada, Ghana, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mauritius, Rwanda and the United Kingdom. In past years, themes have spanned public health, building sustainable communities, big data, global food security and more.
Students in the final year of their undergraduate degree who expect to move to postgraduate study, or those already studying for a postgraduate degree (full or part time) are eligible to apply to attend. Qualifying students from ACU member institutions will be eligible to apply for bursaries.
ACU Summer School partner universities and topics 2016-2021
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India
University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Migration and Refugee Studies
University of Mauritius
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Bath Spa University, UK
Environmental Arts and Humanities
University of Rwanda
Universities and the Sustainable Development Goals
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