Save the date for REKO’s forthcoming Interdisciplinary Research Sector Day!
It will take place on Tuesday, 21st June 2016 in the Executive Business Centre.
There will be speakers from BU and other organisations plus plenty of opportunity to network with academic and professional research administration colleagues from other universities. Already confirmed are speakers from HEFCE, Sussex and BU.
The event will be advertised to colleagues in other institutions so, if you would like to help promote this event to people in your professional network, keep an eye on this blog for further information in the coming weeks.
If you or someone in your network would like to contribute on the day, please contact Emily Cieciura in REKO to discuss this further.
This post was previously published on the BU’s Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL) Blog and is reproduced here with permission.
As outlined in a previous blog post, CEL’s Jacqueline Priego was in Medellin, Colombia during the week commencing 9 November, to present at the VII Latin American and Caribbean Conference of Social Sciences. While in Colombia, Jacqueline visited Universidad EAFIT, a BU Global partner since 2013.
The engagement with EAFIT started with an international task force led by Jill Davey (Centre for Social Work, Sociology and Social Policy at BU), who has maintained academic links with a university-wide unit in charge of social responsibility programmes, EAFIT Social. Mario Vargas, Director of the Unit, discussed with Jacqueline possibilities for strengthening the current reciprocal placements scheme between BU and EAFIT, as well as for furthering avenues of collaboration.
Marcela Wolff, Head of EAFTI’s International Relations Office, welcomed the visit and provided a short tour around EAFIT’s wide-range of facilities and programmes. Moreover, she expressed interest in linking the work of EAFIT’s Learning Laboratory with the developments already taking place at BU’s Centre for Excellence in Learning. Claudia Zea, Director of the Lab and Leader of the Research Group on Information and Communication Technologies, introduced Jacqueline to the the work under her research group remit, especially ‘Proyecto 50’, a project to strengthen digital and communication skills in a pedagogic context in Colombia.
Virtual (and physical!) meetings have been scheduled to maximise the impact of this visit in relation to relevant BU’s centres/faculties. Given EAFIT’s position as a BU global partner, there is fertile ground for a fructiferous engagement.
If any of the above sounds like something you would like to be involved with, do not hesitate to contact CEL’s Jacqueline Priego, who will be able to put you in contact with members of staff at EAFIT.
Marcela Wolff (EAFIT), Jacqueline Priego (BU) & Claudia Zea (EAFIT).