November 2019

Our 2019 International Colloquium held from 21-22 November 2019 under the theme: Making Epistemic Justice: An International Colloquium On Narrative Capabilities and Participatory Research.  

The colloquium brought together researchers and academics from institutions across South Africa, the UK, Zimbabwe, and Sweden. Read the UFS media report about it here

October 2019

Dr Patience Mukwambo launched her inaugural book – ‘Quality in Higher Education as a Tool for Human Development: Enhancing Teaching and Learning in Zimbabwe’. Read a report about it here.


September 2018
Our 2018 International Colloquium under the theme: ‘Researching well-being, agency and structural inequalities: comparative perspectives’ brought together researchers from the University of the Free State (UFS), University of Minnesota, Lancaster University, University College London, and University of the Western Cape together at the Bloemfontein Campus for dynamic and exciting discussions around questions such as: What can or should higher education contribute to transformation and development by advancing the human well-being and agency of all students? Or How would our universities need to change to truly foster human development?

Read more about it here


May 2018

Our first book launch of 2018 was for Dr Mikateko Höppener’s book titled Engineering Education for Sustainable Development: A capabilities approach.  
Read more about it here.

March 2018

In March 2018 the SARChI Chair for Higher Education and Human Development convened a PhD Conference in what has been called a laudable collaboration between three universities; the UFS, the Centre for Researching Education and Labour (REAL, University of the Witwatersrand) and the Institute for Post-School Studies (IPPS, University of the Western Cape). 
A keynote presented by Prof Stephanie Allais at the conference can be accessed here.
Read more about the conference in a report done by UFS Campus News here


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