By Refilwe Moleyane, Central University of Technology (CUT)
The Erasmus+ YEBO project on Internationalisation of Doctoral Education in South Africa aims to foster the internationalisation of doctoral studies in South Africa by raising awareness among students, academic and administrative staff members at higher education institutions of funding opportunities and by providing professional training and tools, sharing of good practices and networking. It will do so through a number of activities and initiatives, more specifically:
- The creation of a PhD Portal available to university staff and students where one can find information on funding opportunities for doctoral research, events and useful material from the project’s training activities and conferences
- Training courses geared towards the professional development of PhD Candidates and academic and administrative staff dealing with doctoral studies
- Organisation of information sessions at major international conferences on the internationalisation of doctoral studies
The project has subscribed to an international funding tool that is tailor made for doctoral candidates and graduates giving them access to the full spectrum of international funding that aims at supporting doctoral education. The tool has a total of 5000 licences that are available and we would like to extend the access to the portal to South African Universities that are members of IEASA.
Further information about YEBO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czXvU_8oh3M&feature=youtu.be