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NEWS: Decentred Critical University Studies in a Techno-Science-Society Workshop

We cordially invite you to the "Decentred Critical University Studies in a Techno-Science-Society," workshop, taking place from the 6th to the 7th of June, 2024. This hybrid event will be held online via Zoom and in the Business School Auditorium at Nelson Mandela University's Second Avenue Campus in Gqeberha.

About the Workshop

Building on the discussion started at the 2022 symposium, The University in Techno-rational Times, this workshop aims to advance critical conversations about the future of higher education in Africa. Our focus will be on developing fresh questions and new approaches within the context of a techno-science-society.

The official concept note and invitation can be found below:

DCUS Workshop Invitation 003
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Date and Venue

  • Dates: June 6-7, 2024

  • Venue: Business School Auditorium, Second Avenue Campus, Nelson Mandela University, Gqeberha

  • Online: Via Zoom

We are pleased to let you view the workshop's preliminary schedule down below:

DCUS Workshop Programme 003
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Please confirm your attendance by filling out this form or emailing Fortunate Jwara at (

We look forward to your participation in this pivotal conversation about the future of higher education. Let's imagine and shape alternative futures together!

This workshop is hosted by the Chair for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation (CriSHET) in collaboration with the Transdisciplinary Institute for Mandela Studies (TIMS) and the Advancing Critical University Studies Across Africa (ACUSAfrica) network, with partial funding from the National Research Foundation (NRF).


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