Events


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.

Dear partners and students,

The International Relations Office at the University of the Western Cape extends our well wishes to you during these uncertain and unprecedented times. Given the current global COVID-19 pandemic, we wish to extend our solidarity with our university partners – with compassion. The University has taken the necessary decision to postpone all inbound and outbound international travel and engagement until further notice.

However, we remain committed to our international partners, students and researchers, as well as to the broader society, to utilise our connectedness to offer intellectual contributions that seek to bring a measure of insightful scientific rigour and empathy to all those affected by the crisis. It is together, with unity of purpose and with our diversity and compassion, that we can continue to work with solidarity in service of humanity.

Additional information can be found on the UWC main site


Yours sincerely,

 

Umesh Bawa

Director of International Relations