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ADA already planning next summer school after successful 2023 programme
Author: SU International
Published: 04/12/2023

The African Doctoral Academy (ADA) at Stellenbosch University (SU) concluded its popular doctoral school programmes for 2023, having hosted just short of 400 participants. These included scholarship recipients from countries such as Botswana, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

The ADA's summer, winter and spring schools in 2023 comprised a total of 31 high-quality competency-based courses, designed to enhance scholarship among prospective and enrolled doctoral candidates, their supervisors and researchers across various disciplines. Complementing these courses were free ADA master class webinars, which attracted over 800 delegates from around the world.

Enrol now for 2024 summer school

Building on this success, the ADA is gearing up to host its flagship hybrid summer school from 29 January to 16 February 2024 at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS). The three-week school programme will feature courses such as "Demystifying conceptual frameworks and theoretical perspectives for research and writing" by Prof Gina Wisker from the University of Bath, and "Academic writing for publications: An introduction" by Prof Tony Onwuegbuzie from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

To foster scholarship development on the continent, the ADA will again be offering scholarships​ to a select number of candidates in the early phase of their doctoral careers to attend a week-long research training course at the 2024 summer school. Master's students, PhD candidates and postdoctoral fellows enrolled at SU are also invited to apply for ADA assistantships, providing support during the event.

For more on the 2024 hybrid summer school and master class webinar series, visit the ADA's website and social media platforms or email ​