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DVC: Research Leads UWC-GHENT UNIVERSITY-MISSOURI UNIVERSITY Conversation On Rethinking Research And Collaboration

COVID-19 has had massive effects on university research and internationalisation. We invite you to explore these effects in a Zoom discussion with faculty colleagues from the University of Missouri, Ghent University and the University of the Western Cape.

(Published - 9 July 2020)

Date: Tuesday 14 July 2020
Time: 16.00 – 17.00, SA TIME, 
Zoom Link: https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/95652199420?pwd=RmQ2TERBbkp5TStIVWdlb0JZTGhDdz09 

Dear Colleagues,

Professor Jose Frantz: “Rethinking Research and Collaboration Across Borders”

COVID-19 has impacted our lives in a variety of ways – and the higher education sector has not been spared. Higher education institutions have been compelled to engage in emergency remote learning and teaching and student support, as well as working from home arrangements for staff. And the impacts on university research and internationalisation have been just as significant.

As leaders in the trilateral partnership between the University of Missouri, Ghent University and the University of the Western Cape, we have begun discussing how we might use technology such as Zoom to find ways to engage in collaborative research and education for the social good.

We invite you to join us for a Zoom presentation by UWC’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Academic, Professor Josè Frantz, and a discussion with faculty colleagues from all three universities on these topics (and more) on 14 July 2020 at 16:00, SA time.

We are eager to get your thoughts on how we might engage in research collaborations and employ innovative thinking to contribute to the continued co-creation of knowledge, through openness and the creation of equitable relations. 

Your input is invaluable to our ongoing connections and partnerships - and we’d love for you to join the conversation.

Zoom Link:  https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/95652199420?pwd=RmQ2TERBbkp5TStIVWdlb0JZTGhDdz09 

All the Best,
Umesh Bawa, Mary Stegmaier, Annelies Verdoolaege and Rod Uphoff


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