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YEBO project consortium at IEASA Annual Conference

28 August 2019

YEBO project partners from Europe and South Africa met in Somerset West, Cape Town, South Africa from 21 to 23 August to participate in a series of workshops within the IEASA (International Education Association of South Africa) Annual Conference “Internationalisation of Higher Education in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR): Innovation, Diversity, Inequality and Inclusivity”. The Coimbra Group was represented by Dr Gunda Huskobla, Chair of the Doctoral Studies Working Group of the Coimbra Group and Administrative Director of Graduate Academy at the University of Jena.  The YEBO project partners organised the following two workshops:
Workshop 02: Challenge accepted! The internationalisation of doctoral studies as a response to the fourth industrial revolution. The 4th Industrial Revolution is characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres. The workshop explored the relationship between 4IR and internationalization of doctoral studies. Speakers: Dr Gunda Huskobla, University of Jena/Coimbra Group, Germany;  Prof. Leif Kirsebom, Uppsala University, Sweden; Prof. Liezel Frick, Stellenbosch University, South Africa; Umesh Bawa, University of Western Cape; Leolyn Jackson, Central University of Technology.
Workshop 06: Capacity enhancement and the internationalisation of doctoral studies. Concrete approaches to the internationalisation of higher education – the YEBO case study.  This workshop explored how the 4th Industrial Revolution is swiftly reshaping peoples’ everyday lives through advancements in fields such as artificial intelligence, 3D printing and biotechnology. It also examined the Erasmus+ Project YEBO as a case study to highlight how internationalization may help address challenges presented by the impact of the 4th industrial revolution on Higher Education in particular. Speakers: Dr Lidia Borrell-Damián, European University Association (EUA); Refilwe Moleyane, Central University of Technology; Dr. Xolani Makhoba, Reon Maemane and Prof. Anthony Bizos, University of Pretoria; Anish Kurien, Tshwane University of Technology.