One of the objectives of the Partnership for Poverty and Sustainable Development Studies” Project is increased staff mobility between the parties. Thanks to reciprocal exchange of staff, academic staff exchange, summer schools and intensive courses it will become possible.
Academic staff from University of Bergen and University of KwaZulu-Natal will give guest lectures as part of already scheduled courses at each other’s institutions. UKZN and UiB also plan on organizing Summer Schools in Bergen (2018 & 2020) and in Durban (2019 & 2020).
The partner institutions have started a successful mobility programme in 2017.
The first opportunity to implement staff mobility was a start-up meeting that took place in Bergen in March 2017 with participation of CROP/UiB, UKZN and CODESRIA staff members.
Other involved units at UiB [UiB Global, Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Centre for International Health (CIH), Department of
Health Promotion and Development (HEMIL), Department of Geography, Department of Comparative Politics, University Library and Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS) also took part in relevant parts of the two-day meeting.
In total, 10 participants engaged in the UTFORSK project took part in the start-up meeting (4 from CROP. 4 from UKZN and 2 from CODESRIA).
In addition, 9 invitees from other UiB units took part in relevant parts of the meeting.
Here you can read more about the event.
In addition, academic staff from University of Bergen and University of KwaZulu-Natal is giving guest lectures as part of already scheduled courses at each others institutions. Staff mobility in the framework of UTFORSK project included among the others:
- Professor Oliver Mtapuri’s (UKZN) involvement in developing and teaching the course on “Agenda 2030: Poverty, Climate Change and Sustainability” at the Bergen Summer Research School in June 2017 (COURSE DESCRIPTION)
- Professors Noel Keenlyside’s and Alberto Cimadamore’s (UiB) participation in teaching activities at UKZN’s School of Built Environment and Development Studies in August/September 2017.
- Dr Sithembiso Myeni’s visit at the UiB in November 2017 where he engaged in teaching activities at the Department of Health Promotion and Development (HEMIL) and the Department of Comparative Politics.