UKZN Hosts 2018 AAE Summer School
The UKZN School of Management, IT and Governance hosted the 12th American African European (AAE) Summer School in Durban from 13-25 August 2018.
The theme was on Responsible and Sustainable Management of Innovation in Urban and Global Contexts.
The AAE Summer School, launched in 2006, takes place annually at locations of contributing universities.
Between 2012 and 2016 the operations of the Summer Schools were led by Professor Henry Wissink of UKZN and Professor Stefan Husig of the Chemnitz University of Technology (CUT) in Germany after which UKZN’s Professor Brian McArthur and Mubangizi took over the leadership.
The goals were to intensify cross-institutional relations and set up joint research projects on intercultural and cross-boundary issues.
The AAE Summer School aims to attract students pursuing their bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees who then participate in the Summer School which involves universities such as UKZN, the Chemnitz University of Technology (CUT), the University of the Witwatersrand and the ICN Business School in Nancy, France.
For students, it is an educational journey offering a wide range of diverse and interesting activities including lectures, workshops, case studies, games, site visits, and social events.
Various topics and themes were explored during the programme in Durban, such as Corporate Digital Responsibility presented by Professor Dagmar Gesmann-Nuissi; Innovation and the 4th Industrial Revolution presented by Professor Manoj Maharaj: Microsoft Learning as a Service presented by Professor Zelda Tintinger, who is the senior Solution Specialist Education for Microsoft, and Artisans of Technological Innovation and Sustainability by Professor Stefan Hüsig.
It is through the effective partnerships with international universities, and dedication from the AAE Summer School team comprising, Dr Indira Padayachee (Chair), Mr Taahir Vajeth, Mr Karunagaran Naidoo, Professor Debbie Ellis and Ms Malindi Kunene, that allows UKZN to advance its internationisation goals.
Words: Sibusiso Hlongwa: firstname.lastname@example.org
Photograph: Albert Hirasen