UiB professors Noel Keenlyside (Geophysics Institute and Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research) and Alberto D. Cimadamore (CROP) visited UKZN at the beginning of September. The purpose of their visit was to take part in teaching activities at UKZN as part of the staff mobility programme of the UiB-UKZN partnership. Two seminars and a public lecture were organised in co-operation with UKZN professor Oliver Mtapuri:
– Noel Keenlyside conducted a seminar on “Improving climate prediction and development of climate services” at the School of Built Environment and Environmental Studies.
– Alberto Cimadamore gave a public lecture on “Poverty and Sustainable Development in the 21st Century: A critical view”, hosted by UKZN’s College of Humanities at the Howard College Campus Theatre (see news item in UKZN’s electronic newsletter, NdabaOnline). He also held a seminar on “Global justice, international relations and the quest for poverty eradication” at the School of Built Environment and Environmental Studies.
Additional meetings took place with academic and administrative staff members at UKZN to discuss and prepare for future project activities, including the development of a virtual reading room.
An interesting visit was also made to the South African Voices HIV Museum at UKZN.
The next event in the project partnership will be a visit from UKZN teaching staff to the University of Bergen during the course of the autumn semester 2017.