Events


CHCI Humanities Administration Network Session

The CHR is co-sponsoring a two-part series of conversations on the critical work of humanities centers and humanities administration: “Forming the Humanities: On Care” and “Traversing the Humanities: On Space.” These sessions are open to anyone engaged with the work of directing and administering humanities centers and other spaces.

University of Missouri South African Education Program: Virtual symposium and call for proposals

We are pleased to share the call for proposals for University of Missouri faculty interested in building scholarly collaborations with colleagues at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa.

Public Lecture: Brian Friel’s Making History and Colonial Ireland

The CHR in partnership with Zeitz MOCAA invites you to a public lecture by Professor Jane Ohlmeyer.

Webinar: The future of higher education in Europe

You are cordially invited to join a webinar organised by the European University Alliance for Global Health (EUGLOH*) universities entitled “The Future of Higher Education in Europe” taking place on 15 February 2022 at 9:00-10:00 (CET).

PhD Bursary Opportunities: Call for Applications

International Research Collaboration in Digital inclusion and Social Innovation Joint PhD study (full-time) between the University of the Western Cape (UWC), the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium) and the University of Ghent (Belgium)

Online Info Session: Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education (CBHE) – Focus on Sub-Saharan Africa

Online Info Session: Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education (CBHE) – Focus on Sub-Saharan Africa […]

The ACU Review Magazine – (Re)thinking nature

The ACU Review Magazine – (Re)thinking nature The ACU Review magazine celebrates and showcases the […]

The Role of International HE Partnerships in Contributing to the SDGs

The Role of International HE Partnerships in Contributing to the SDGs New research launch: Wednesday […]

African School on Decentralisation 2022

African School on Decentralisation 2022 The African School on Decentralisation establishes a platform for knowledge-sharing […]

Call for Applications: DIES-Training Course: “Management of Internationalisation” (2022-2023)

The call for the DIES “Management of Internationalisation” Training Course 2022-2023 applications are now open!

Ben Turok Memorial Lecture

Ben Turok Memorial Lecture The Institute for African Alternatives (IFAA), and the University of the […]

Dissident Histories of Pakistan

Dissident Histories of Pakistan We would like to invite you to a joint virtual launch […]

Wellcome Trust (UK) Funding Opportunities for Applicants from LMICs

Wellcome Trust (UK) Funding Opportunities for Applicants from LMICs Wellcome Trust (UK) has launched three […]

Commonwealth Climate Resilience Challenge Grants

Commonwealth Climate Resilience Challenge Grants We are delighted to announce the opening of the Commonwealth […]

Early Career Conference Grants

Early Career Conference Grants For emerging academics, taking part in conferences can have a profound […]

Language-based equity in African health research webinar

Language-based equity in African health research webinar Join us for a webinar on 30 November […]

Call for Applications: DAAD DIES NMT 2022

Call for Applications: DAAD DIES NMT 2022 Dear Colleagues The University of Venda and the […]

Global Foodnet Meets UI-SouthVation Webinars

Global Foodnet is a network that brings together food innovators in Kenya, southern Africa, Peru and Finland developing foods from indigenous foods with indigenous knowledge.

Call for Applications: China-South Africa Health Science Scholarship

Call for Applications: China-South Africa Health Science Scholarship The International Relations Office is pleased to […]

International Conference: “Changing Global Economic Landscape: Sustainable Strategies for the New Normal”

International Conference: “Changing Global Economic Landscape: Sustainable Strategies for the New Normal” Greetings from CHRIST (Deemed […]

UNAI Webinar – Advancing the SDGs: The Role of Science

UNAI Webinar – Advancing the SDGs: The Role of Science We at the United Nations Academic […]

Information Session for Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals

Information Session for Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals The Department of Higher Education and […]

Africa Platform of Ghent University – International Conference: “Africa and its ecologies: people and nature in the age of climate change”

Africa Platform of Ghent University – International Conference: “Africa and its ecologies: people and nature […]

ENLIGHT Webinar Series: Discussing Diversity, Inclusion and Racism

ENLIGHT Webinar Series: Discussing Diversity, Inclusion and Racism This webinar series provides an interactive platform […]

Webinar: Accreditation and Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing

The first webinar in the series planned by ACEI and IEASA will be offered on Monday, October 25, 2021, on the topic of “Accreditation and Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing.” Save the date!

Forum for Global Challenges – Call for Contributions

The ACU is partnering with the University of Birmingham, UK for the Forum For Global Challenges conference. Held between […]

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission Virtual Application Guidance Event

The Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows Alumni Association of South Africa (CoSFASA) will be hosting a […]

Invitation: Swedish Embassy Pretoria Launches Youth Activist Portal with Artscape Cape Town

Artscape Theatre and the Embassy of Sweden will join hands in launching Pamoja (an interactive, online web-based experience) and photo exhibition.

DAAD-DSI Info Session: Intra Africa Mobility Programme

The DSI will present their new Intra Africa Mobility Programme, which the DAAD is involved in developing in an advisory capacity.

South Africa-France Scholarship Applications Extended & Final Webinars for 2021

Considering postgrad? Applications for the French Embassy’s scholarship programme have been extended!  Apply before 17 October 2021 for a full scholarship to do your Master’s or PhD in France!

Invitation to Universities South Africa (USAf) Higher Education Conference

You are invited to attend the 2nd Universities South Africa (USAf) Higher Education Conference, conducted […]

Africa Institute: Open Call for Postdoctoral and Senior Fellowships

The application deadline is 15 December 2021, for fellowships commencing in September 2022. The Africa Institute announces its call for […]

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships Information Session

Information webinar hosted by the Embassy of South Africa and the International Relations Office

PhD Info Session

DAAD Information Centre Johannesburg

Apply for a Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship

Call for citizens of South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, the Kingdom of Eswatini, Namibia and Mauritius is open until 15 December 2021.

Cooking for Community – Chinese Home Cooking Online Festival

Join the Chinese Home Cooking Online Festival, hosted by the Confucius Institute and the International Relations Office at the University of the Western Cape.

Baduanjin (八段锦) Qi Gong Online Workshop

Join a Baduanjin (八段锦) Chinese Qigong Online Workshop hosted by the Confucius Institute and the […]

Wellcome Trust (UK) Funding Opportunities for Applicants from LMICs

Wellcome Trust (UK) has launched three new discovery research funding schemes. These schemes are: Wellcome […]

Invitation to the Embassy of Finland’s ‘Future Is Made With Finland’ Webinar Series

The Finnish Embassies of the Southern African region (Dar es Salaam, Lusaka, Maputo, Pretoria and Windhoek) are proud to present the webinar series #FutureWithFinland.

Webinar on Innovations for Sustainable Development

On 24 August 2021 at 12:00-14:00 CAT/SAST, 13:00-15:00 EEST

The Care Economy for Persons With Disabilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

The World Bank’s Disability Inclusive Development team invites you to:

ESCALATOR – Digital Champions Initiative

The ESCALATOR programme aims to support the development of an inclusive and active community of practice in Digital Humanities and Computational Social Sciences in South Africa. The programme is run by SADiLaR.

Invitation: Life Science Across the Globe

The IDM, in partnership with the Janelia Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and leading research institutes from around the world, is excited to announce the next Life Science Across the Globe seminar.

The Protection of Personal Information Act

The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) Comes Into Effect Today, 1 July 2021

Breaking Ground at Greatmore

With construction underway on Greatmore, a sod-turning ceremony was held to celebrate the coming to fruition of the proposal for an arts and humanities hub supported through the DSI-NRF Flagship and the NIHSS.

SANORD-SAFINET Webinar on Collaboration in Health and Well-being

Tampere University in Finland invites Southern African higher education institutions’ staff and students to participate in a webinar on collaboration in health and well-being on 17 June at 12:00-14:00 CAT/SAST 13:00-15:00 EEST. 

Tri-Continental Partnership Series on European far-right & populist parties: who are they and who are their supporters?

This webinar is part of a trilateral webinar series organised by Ghent University, the University of the Western Cape and the University of Missouri.

Ian Baucom: History 4° Celsius: Search for a Method in the Age of the Anthropocene

Vice-Chancellor and Rector of the University of the Western Cape, Prof. Tyrone Pretorius, has the pleasure of inviting you to a conversation with Prof. Ian Baucom on 12 April 2021.

Golden Key Southern Africa is hosting our first ever virtual summit, Virtual Goes Viral.

Circumstances compel us to present this year’s summit as a virtual event. We believe the themes and programme structure will enable you to meet, connect, and inspire Golden Key members and alumni in South Africa and across the world.

YEBO Final Conference – The Final Echo of YEBO! journey

The YEBO! journey started in December 2017, when the summer in Pretoria was at its peak, and the snow was covering the streets of Montpellier. YEBO! meaning YES! in Zulu bridged two continents with fifteen partners for collaboration focusing on the internationalisation of doctoral studies in South Africa.

Tri-Continental Partnership Series on Domestic Extremism and the Threat to Democracy

The Tri-Continental Partnership is a trilateral agreement between the University of the Western Cape in South Africa, Ghent University in Belgium and the University of Missouri System in the United States.

The CHR’s Samuel Longford Presents at ICGC Brown Bag Series

Join the University of Minnesota’s Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC) Brown Bag Series this Friday for a talk presented by CHR Doctoral Fellow Samuel Longford.

DAAD-Visiting-Professorships

The Forum Internationale Wissenschaft invites applications for Visiting Professorships “Internationalization of Higher Education in Times of Global Crises“ (full-time, for 6 months within the period from 1 October 2021 until 30 September 2023, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD).

UWC Releases its First Edition of Blue and Gold Sports Magazine for 2021

The University of the Western Cape’s (UWC) latest edition of Blue and Gold sports magazine has just been released. It features an in-depth interview – penned by internationally renowned sports journalist Robin Adams –  with UWC head rugby coach, Paul Treu, ahead of the start of the Varsity Cup Season.

Animations and Activations: A Workshop Toward Embodying Memory Through Puppets and Plants

On 9 March 2021, the CHR’s Jane Taylor and Aja Marneweck will be participating in the puppetry workshop Animations and Activations with William Ellis (Dept. of Anthropology, UWC) and Marcus Neustetter as part of the Tri-Continental Partnership between the University of Missouri, the University of the Western Cape, and Ghent University.

SANORD 2021 Conference

The SANORD 2020 Conference is rescheduled to 7-10 September 2021 in Bergen, Norway.

Inauguration of UWC Press and Book launch

Virtual inauguration of UWC Press in partnership with African Sun Media and Book Launch

Tri-Continental Partnership Series on Race and Racism

The Tri-Continental Partnership Series on Race and Racism was a three-part webinar series in October 2020 exploring aspects of race and racism in South Africa, Belgium and the United States.

Geographical Perspectives on Sexuality, gender, and race

Webinar with University of the Western Cape and University of Kentucky, moderated by Dr Bradley Rink (UWC).

The Walk: UWC & Boschendal Wish Little Amal Safe Travels

As South Africa celebrated Heritage Day this year, Boschendal Estate in Franschhoek provided an ideal backdrop for the first steps of Little Amal, a three-metre puppet created by the Handspring Puppet Company from South Africa to represent the plight of a refugee child.

Prof. Uphoff’s Special Recognition by the DVC

We would like to congratulate Prof Uphoff for receiving the DVC SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD.

Confucius Institute Celebrating Heritage Day

The leadership of the Confucius Institute at UWC, Prof Benjamin Zeng and Ms. Iris Wu, together with other staff and language teachers, celebrated Heritage day by showcasing their dance moves for the #Jerusalema Dance Challenge.

Cypriot Minister of Education and Culture Visits UWC

The Minister of Education and Culture in Cyprus, Kostas Champiaouris, was in South Africa to discuss co-operation between South Africa and Cypriot higher education institutions.

Ghent University-Vrije University Brussels Partner Visit

Between 2003 and 2013, the University of the Western Cape (UWC) was the beneficiary of an Institutional University Co-operation (UIC) project, funded by Vliruos.

2020 Faces of Innocence Virtual Gala

Held on July 30 July – 7:00–8:00 PM

Rector and Vice-Chancellor’s Return to Duty

On 3 August 2020, the Rector and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Tyrone Pretorius, will return to duty from his period of sabbatical.

Decolonising Psychology

The University of the Western Cape (UWC), in partnership with the University of Kansas, University of Pretoria, University of South Africa, University of Witwatersrand, South African Medical Research Council and the Society for the Psychological Study for Social Issues, hosted a successful colloquium, entitled: Towards a Decolonial Psychology: Theories from the Global South on 21 and 22 February 2019.

Chinese Consul Visit

Consul General of China, Jin Ling, visited the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in May 2019.

UWC Virtual Graduation (31 March 2020)

UWC’s official virtual graduation 2020.

Jakes Gerwell on the University of Missouri South African Education Program

Jakes Gerwell, former professor, rector and vice chancellor at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), speaking in 2006 about the decades-long relationship between UWC and the University of Missouri System.

Desmond Tutu on the South African Education Program

Desmond Tutu, former archbishop of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and former vice chancellor at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), speaking in 2006 about the partnership between UWC and the University of Missouri System.

Gabila Fohtung on the UM/UWC South African Education Program

Gabila Fohtung, a student from the University of the Western Cape, speaking about his exchange with the University of Missouri-Columbia.

UM/UWC: Friends, Not Just Partners

Learn more about the UM/UWC South African Education Program – www.umsystem.edu/president/southafrica

UM/UWC: A Dream Worth Having

Learn more about the UM/UWC South African Education Program – www.umsystem.edu/president/southafrica

Pushing Change, Building Collaboration: A Dream Worth Having

Learn more about the UM/UWC South African Education Program – www.umsystem.edu/president/southafricaDescription

Desmond Tutu: My Two Schools

Learn more about the UM/UWC South African Education Program – www.umsystem.edu/president/southafricaDescription

UM/UWC: Reflecting on 30 Years

Learn more about the UM/UWC South African Education Program – www.umsystem.edu/president/southafrica

Brian O’Connell, UM/UWC Partnership Celebration

Brian O’Connell, Rector and Vice-Chancellor of University of the Western Cape, presents at the University of Missouri

12th SANORD Annual Scientific Conference

The 12th SANORD Annual Scientific Conference was hosted by the University of Botswana in Gaborone, Botswana on 10-13 September 2019.

11th SANORD Annual Scientific Conference

The 11th SANORD Annual Scientific Conference was hosted by the University of Jyväskylä, Finland on 15-17 August 2018.

Book Launch: The Democratic Development State

In 2015, CROP (Comparative Research Programme on Poverty), the University of Bergen and the University of the Western Cape (UWC) launched an initiative aimed at critically assessing the complex relationships between democracy, capitalism and the role of the state in promoting development focused on social justice.