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GENERAL PROGRAM

WUN AGM 2024

  • Sunday/Monday 19&20 May

    Pre-AGM: University of Cape Town visit

    See UCT program here

  • Tuesday, 21 May

    See WUN general program here

     

    10.00 - 17.00 | WUN-ARUA networking opportunities

    Venue: The Maslow Time Square Hotel

     

    16.30 - 18.00 | Informal cocktail reception for those who have arrived

    Venue: Pool Terrace Bar, The Maslow Time Square Hotel

  • Wednesday, 22 May

    OFFICIAL AGM PROGRAM BEGINS

     

    07:30|Bus departs The Maslow Hotel for Future Africa Campus

     

    08:30 - 17:15 | WUN Presidents Forum 2024

    Venue: Main Auditorium, Future Africa Campus, University of Pretoria

    Addressing Global Research Challenges in an African Context

    The WUN Presidents Forum 2024, organised jointly with the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA), will characterize research challenges of importance in Africa. It will focus particularly on global challenges on which research in an African context can be particularly illuminating, and will highlight the research areas in which collaboration among members of an international/global network like WUN can be especially valuable.

     

    17:20 | Bus departs Future Africa Campus for The Maslow Hotel

     

    19:00 | Bus departs The Maslow Hotel for Pure Café

     

    19.45 - 21.45 | Governance Group Working Dinners

    Venue: Pure Café, Hatfield Campus, University of Pretoria

    - Partnership Board

    - Academic Advisory Group

    - Coordinators

     

    21.45 | Bus departs Pure Café for The Maslow Hotel

  • Thursday, 23 May

    08.00 | Bus departs The Maslow Hotel for Future Africa Campus

     

    09.00 - 12.00 | Welcome and Research Highlights

    Venue: Main Auditorium, Future Africa Campus, University of Pretoria

    Welcome

    Peter Lennie - WUN Executive Director

    Themba Mosia – Interim Vice-Chancellor, University of Pretoria

    WUN Research Highlights

    Myles-Jay Linton – University of Bristol

    Student Mental Health Working Group Update on Phase 2

    Trakarn Prapaspongsa – Mahidol University

    Towards Net Zero and Sustainable Cities with Resource Optimisation, Circular Economy, and Research Networks.

    Jon Adams – University of Technology Sydney

    Identifying a global health/public health research agenda for self-care in chronic disease: A transdisciplinary, multi-sectoral global summit.

    Richard Friend, Jutamas Kaewsuk, and Nopraenue Sajjarax Dhitathiti – University of York and Mahidol University

    Participatory Water Quality Monitoring for Sustainable Development

    Valuing Voices for Equitable and Responsible Research

    Stephanie Ejegi-Memeh and Merri Iddrisu – University of Sheffield and University of Ghana

    Supporting undergraduate nurses’ palliative care education needs

    Alecia Ndlovu – University of Cape Town

    Political and institutional determinants of human development in sub-Saharan Africa’s resource-rich economies

     

    13.45 - 16.00 | Governance Group meetings: special topic sessions

    - Partnership Board

    - Coordinators

     

    13.45 - 16.00 | Academic Advisory Group: business meeting

     

    16.15 | Bus departs Future Africa Campus for The Maslow Hotel

     

    18.30 | Bus departs The Maslow Hotel for Old Arts Building, University of Pretoria

     

    19.00 - 21.30 | WUN AGM Conference Dinner: Old Arts Building, University of Pretoria

     

    21.30 | Bus departs Old Arts Building for The Maslow Hotel

  • Friday, 24 May

    08.00 | Bus departs The Maslow Hotel for Future Africa Campus

    09:00- 12.15 | Governance Group business meetings

    Venue: Future Africa Campus, University of Pretoria

    - Partnership Board

    - Coordinators

    09.00 - 12.15 | Academic Advisory Group special topic session 

    Venue: Old School Room, Future Africa Campus, University of Pretoria

    13.15 - 14.45 | Joint meeting & campus tour

    Venue: Main Auditorium, Future Africa Campus, University of Pretoria

    - Partnership Board & AAG with ARUA Presidents: joint meeting

    13.15 - 14.45 | Coordinators: special campus tour

    Venue: Prinshof Campus

    Nuclear Medicine Research Infrastructure (NuMeRi), Faculty of Health Sciences, hosted by Professor Mike Sathekge

    15.00 | Bus departs Future Africa Campus for The Maslow Hotel

    15.30 - 16.00 | AGM Plenary Session

    Venue: Diamond Ballroom 2, The Maslow Time Square Hotel

    16.00 | End of program

    16.00 | Cocktail reception at Pool Bar Terrace, The Maslow Hotel for those staying on

    16.40 | Bus departs Conference Hotel for JNB airport

     

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