Annual Interdisciplinary Academy


The College of Graduate Studies at the University of South Africa is hosting the 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Summer School, from now to be referred to as the Annual Interdisciplinary Academy. The 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Academy is the continuation of our Summer Schools offered over the past five years, yet in a different format. The Annual Interdisciplinary Academy – which is primarily focused at postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows – will not only define research projects on pressing issues but also provide answers to these pressing issues. Thus participants of the 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Academy will not only TALK research but DO research under the guidance of nationally and internationally acclaimed scientists.

The 2018 Annual Interdisciplinary Academy offers six streams that will address pressing scientific, socioeconomic and political issues. The respective streams will meet regularly during the course of the year, starting on the 28-30 May 2018 when the Annual Interdisciplinary Academy officially kicks off and ending on the 5 – 9 November 2018 when all streams return to the interdisciplinary environment to share and present research results and innovative solutions.

The Interdisciplinary Academy will be held at the Unisa Science Campus in Florida, Johannesburg. It can accommodate a maximum of 120 participants. Successful applicants will be provided with reading material in preparation for the Interdisciplinary Academy, participate in an exciting programme within a state-of-the-art environment, as well as enjoy daily lunch and refreshments.

The following groups may apply to attend the Interdisciplinary Academy:

Unisa registered students/staff:

  • Honours students who intend to pursue a Master’s Degree at Unisa within the areas of the Academy/Collegium streams;
  • Master’s students who intend to pursue a PhD at Unisa within the areas of the Academy/Collegium streams;
  • PhD students registered at Unisa; and
  • Unisa Post-doctoral fellows.

Students/staff from other universities

  • Master’s students at any university; and
  • PhD students at any university

We look forward to receiving your applications.

Closing date for applications: 06 May 2018

Response date to applicants: 10 May 2018

Last modified: Fri Apr 27 10:40:26 SAST 2018