UKZN Students Attend AAE Summer School
The School of Management, Information Technology and Governance (MIT&G) sent eight postgraduate students to the 8th American-African-European (AAE) Summer School hosted by the University of the Witwatersrand.
The two-week academic management programme is an interdisciplinary and intercultural study programme for postgraduate students from Chemnitz University of Technology and University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and the University of Witwatersrand.
Students, selected from across the School’s various disciplines, were: Ms Vashenka Naidoo and Mr Eddison Shumba both of Management and Entrepreneurship; Mr Msizi Zulu and Mr Shivesh Ramsout both of HRM/IR, Mr Jaryd Daniel, Ms Lisa Pillay and Ms Seaheng Mohale of Marketing and Supply Chain Management, and Mr Vidhatha Maharajh of Information Systems and Technology.
These students were accompanied by the School’s Academic Leader in Teaching and Learning, Mr Taahir Vajeth, and Organising Assistant, Ms Khalida Akbar.
The theme of the Summer School was: "Responsible Management and Educational Practices towards Creating Sustainable Business and Government". This theme was based on the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) and saw the Special Adviser to the PRME Secretariat, UN Global Compact, Professor Manuel Escudero deliver the keynote address.
All the students presented around this theme and the UKZN representatives did very well. The formal and informal discussions that emanated from these presentations and from those of the academics were extremely stimulating and the students enjoyed this interaction.
Students began sharing insights and perceptions based on their personal, cultural and continental experiences and also went on site visits to the different parts of Johannesburg observing the informal sector in operation.
The students expressed their sincere gratitude for being given this opportunity, which broadened their horizons and their ability to be able to interact on a global level. This experience impacted on the lives of the students and provided them an opportunity to contribute as global citizens.
The 9th Annual AAE Summer School 2015 will most probably be hosted by Chemnitz University of Technology in Germany.
A video presentation of some of the participants will feature at the UN PRME Conference in November, when Global Compact LEAD champions meet online on 20 November for the 5th LEAD Symposium on: The Future Corporation.