In our fifth case study, we highlighted the development of work taking place at the University of Duhok with regards to  building collaborations with organisations to develop a regional mine action strategy for areas affected by cluster strike and other battle areas. Last year, Professor Mosleh Duhoky stated:

Understanding and communicating the impact and potential benefits of research to a wide audience is an increasingly important task for higher education professionals. From realising the economic and social benefits of research work, to engaging with key industry and government contacts to create real-life impact, communicating the power of research has never been so important.

As part of our final SUEUAA event, an international conference in Harare, Zimbabwe on the 9-10th May 2019, we are inviting presentations from external speakers and delegates other Universities and Cities to share their own experiences of community engagement.

We are delighted to announce our final event, an international conference in Harare, Zimbabwe, will take place on the 9-10th May 2019 in association with the University of Zimbabwe.

On 21st January 2019, members of the SUEUAA team joined other projects funded under the British Academy's Cities and Infrastructure GCRF funding call at British Academy headquarters in London. Dr Muir Houston, Dr Lavinia Hirsu, and Dr Jo Neary from our Glasgow team were in attendance, accompanied by two of our international colleagues: Professor Kamal Ketuly (University of Duhok, Iraq) and Professor Nematollah Azizi (University of Kurdistan, Iran). 

This is the ninth case study from SUEUAA (Strengthening Urban Engagement in Universities in Asia and Africa), written by Professor Kamal Ketuly of the University of Duhok. SUEUAA is interested in how Universities in the Global South can contribute to solving geographical, economic and social issues in their cities.

This is the eighth case study from SUEUAA (Strengthening Urban Engagement in Universities in Asia and Africa), written by Dr Naudé Malan and Professor Elana Swanepoel, both of the University of Johannesburg. The project is interested in how Universities in the Global South can contribute to solving geographical, economic and social issues in their cities. The project is looking at six cities in six different countries: Harare (Zimbabwe), Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania), Johannesburg (South Africa), Manilla (Philippines), Duhok (Iraq), and Sanandaj (Iran).

Our thematic paper series is currently undergoing a small facelift to ensure it meets the requirements of the British Library. Over the next few weeks, our thematic papers on policy, migration, environment, economy, and gender will receive ISSN numbers to enable them to be stored in the British Library. This will ensure a wider audience can access and reference the work conducted as part of this study. 

This is the fifth blog in our series summarising the experience of the SUEUAA team in Manila, the Philippines.