During Black Achievement Month, the DJC@SP will focus on two brief texts that demand for a more global and inclusive internationalisation, if higher education is to contribute to the global challenges that our world faces and to avoid some form of neocolonialisation.
|Date||28 October 2021|
In the Netherlands and elsewhere, critical debates about the parallel processes of neoliberalisation and internationalisation of higher education are being held. These processes entail growing mobility of students and researchers, international competition between institutions for talent, and increasing inequalities at several levels. What is often neglected is how these processes negatively impact developing countries, especially in the Global South.
During Black Achievement Month, the DJC@SP will focus on two brief texts that demand for a more global and inclusive internationalisation, if higher education is to contribute to the global challenges that our world faces - including the UN SDG’s- and to avoid some form of neocolonialisation. Brief introductions to an interactive discussion on these topics will be given by dr Stanley Brul (Professor of Molecular Biology and director of the College of Life Sciences, UvA) and - as special guest - by MSc. Geoffrey Mboya from Nairobi (PhD student in Mathematics at Oxford U and founder of Mathematical Sciences mentorship scheme Mfano Africa).
Participation is open for all. You can join us online via the Zoom-link:
The Faculty of Science aims to be an inclusive community where every person, regardless of race, gender or cultural background, feels welcome and valued. In our policies we strive to stimulate the diversity in our Faculty community. With the input and contributions from the Diversity Sounding Board (consisting of ca. 25 staff and students of the faculty of Science), the Faculty Diversity Office organises activities and facilitates debate aimed at increasing awareness on issues surrounding diversity and inclusion. The Diversity Journal Club @ SP is meant to have open dialogues about diversity and inclusion in the context of science in the broadest sense, like how these play out in research and education.