UKZN students and staff at Bergen Summer Research School 2017


From 12-22 June, junior researchers and PhD students from all over the world gathered in Bergen to take part in the Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS) 2017. The summer school focuses on global challenges faced by the world today, with eminent local and international guests from different fields of study exploring the most pressing issues related to migration, education, health, language, water and poverty.

PhD students and academic staff from UKZN attended BSRS 2017 and participated in the course on “Agenda 2030: Poverty, Climate Change and Sustainability” led by CROP’s scientific director, Alberto Cimadamore and Noel Keenlyside from the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research at UiB. This was the first academic activity to take place as part of the Partnership for Poverty and Sustainable Development Studies and the participating students from UKZN received scholarships from the project partnership in order to attend the summer School. Oliver Mtapuri, a professor at UKZN’s School of Built Environment and Development Studies, was a member of the team of lecturer’s teaching the course. Other members of the UKZN group were: Oluropo Ayeni, Danford Chibvongodze, Isaac Kjambule, Awelani Ndwamato, Jabulani Nyawo, Hosea Patrick and Lawrence Ogunsanya.

 Photos from the BSRS 2017 excursion


News item from UKZN’s School of Built Environment and Development Studies (BEDS)

News item from the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU)