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Fifth Unisa Postgraduate Summer School

Thamsanqa Kambule Auditorium, NB Pityana Building, Unisa Science Campus
Event date:
06 - 10 November 2017
Important dates:

Applications must be submitted by 15 September 2017.

The College of Graduate Studies at the University of South Africa (UNISA) is hosting the fifth Postgraduate Summer School from
the 6th November to 10th November 2017.

Offering prospective and current postgraduate fellows the opportunity to participate in an exceptional and innovative programme; the Summer School is aimed at Master’s, doctoral and post-doctoral candidates registered or affiliated with UNISA and of other South African universities. The Summer School is also open to emerging researchers who are interested in pursuing Master and Doctoral Studies in these critical areas.

The Summer School is organized in six streams:

“Men in ex-Colonies” (Stream leader: Prof Kopano Ratele) aims at thinking and developing research on men and masculinities that
takes the history of colonisation and modern global coloniality into account
“Social Protest and Violence” (Stream leader: Prof Kitty Dumont) will engage with why, when and how do people decide to engage
in social protest; and why, when and how do social protests turn violent.
“Drosophila as a Model Organism in Drug Discovery and Development” (Stream leader: Prof Monde Ntwasa) will introduce
Drosophila as a drug discovery tool and provide expert knowledge of this model organism and related experimental techniques.
“The Intersection of Cosmology and Particle Physics” (Stream leader: Prof Lerothodi Leeuw) will explore the intersection of
Cosmology and Particle Physics in a series of lectures on (a) the large-scale astronomical surveys to elucidate dark matter and dark energy
and (b) the search for dark interactions with interpretation for dark matter.
“New and Emerging Water Treatment Technologies” (Stream leader: Prof Bhekie Mamba) whose focus will be on advances in
technologies for water treatment and water resources management.
“Sustainable Energy” (Stream leader: Diane Hildebrandt) will address cheaper, more efficient and sustainable energy from the
perspective of chemistry and chemical engineering.
The Summer School will be held at the Science Campus of Unisa in Florida, Johannesburg; and can accommodate a maximum of 90 participants.
Applications must be submitted by September 15, 2017.
Please check the Summer School website for information on the application process as well as the various streams, faculty members and further