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Corina Balaban, Jie Gao and Susan Wright present paper about secondments at the EASA TAN symposium

UNIKE fellows Corina Balaban, Jie Gao and Professor Susan Wright talk about secondments as part of PhD training at the EASA Teaching Anthropology Network.

2015.09.04 | Lisbeth Kristine Walakira

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Professor Susan Wright and PhD fellows Corina Balaban and Jie Gao presented experiences of doing secondments as part of their training and fieldwork for data collection at the EASA TAN symposium (European Association of Social Anthropologists' section of Teaching Anthropology Network). The paper they gave explained how UNIKE makes use of secondments in the training of its 12 PhD fellows.

Secondments are part of the training of PhD students in the UNIKE project aiming to create a cohort of current and future research leaders committed and able to develop doctoral education in their own institutions and internationally. The UNIKE fellows are therefore required to conduct parts of their fieldwork as secondments. This gives the PhD fellows experiences of working with a range of sectors and take new, critical and inter-disciplinary approaches to universities in global knowledge economies.

The EASA TAN symposium was hosted by the Department of Education, Aarhus University in Copenhagen on 3-4 September 2015.

Download the presentation by PhD fellows Corina Balaban, Jie Gao and Professor Susan Wright here.

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Tags: UNIKE, EASA Teaching Anthropology Network, Professor Susan Wright, Corina Balaban, Freya Jie Gao
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