Australia Africa Universities Network (AAUN) – Western Sydney University (WSU) Symposium 25th August 2020

Western Sydney University, as a member of AAUN, will be holding a research Symposium on 25thAugust 2020. This event has been planned quite a while ago, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have now determined to go ahead with a Zoom live webinar.

The Symposium will showcase AAUN member universities’ research project outcomes, especially from Western Sydney University, University of Newcastle and relevant African partner universities, and will also address current issues important to both Australia and Africa, reflecting the work occurring in both continents. 

This Symposium will be a live webinar via Zoom system, which includes the following sessions:

  • Welcome and Introductions 
  • Health Research Showcase
  • Sustainable Resources Showcase
  • Education and Young People’s Resilience
  • Discussion – (Convenors John Hearn & Deborah Sweeney) Possible initiatives to discuss/explore (either with AAUN or within WSU): Opportunities post COVID/ Co-funding post-doctoral exchanges/ Engagement with CODESRIA (Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa)/ Transformative role of WSU/AAUN in the changing landscape in Africa in global health, student and staff mobility, research and innovation./ How to access the emerging markets in research innovation.

We encourage you to join us in this event and look forward to seeing you online.

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Meeting ID: 988 3491 3911

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Please register for the event here by 24th August 2020. You will receive a link to the online event page to access the webinar in your order confirmation email.


Please find the Symposium Agenda here