ASCL host of workshop on higher education in South Africa

The African Studies Centre Leiden hosted a workshop on Enhancing Postgraduate Environments in South Africa from 14 to 16 March. This 3-year project, funded by the EU, aims to enhance institutional postgraduate environments of public universities in South Africa.

The objectives are to develop in-house training capacity in postgraduate supervision training, and creation of a South African cohort of experts in postgraduate supervision training. This should contribute to the transformation agenda in higher education in South Africa and let European and South African partners learn from each other’s experiences.

The partners in this consortium are diverse. Partners from Europe are: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, ISS (The Hague/EUR), African Studies Centre Leiden, Ruhr Universität Bochum, Boğaziçi University (Turkey) and the Centre of African Studies (University of Edinburgh). Six universities from South Africa are involved: Rhodes University, University of Fort Hare, University of the Western Cape, Stellenbosch University, University of Zululand and the University of KwaZulu Natal.

The ASCL is particularly involved because of its experience with the dissemination of knowledge, publishing for a large audience and supervision training.

Jos Damen