We are pleased to announce that the work of SUEUAA will be extended through staff and student exchanges as a result of a successful institutional application by the University of Glasgow to the European Commission's Erasmus+ 2018 Key Action 107, Higher education student and staff mobility between Programme and Partner Countries - International Credit Mobility.

We are very grateful to colleagues in another GCRF project, the Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC), who have allowed us to publish further presentations profiling three sites,  Johannesburg, Dar es Salem and Manila, which are also cities that are part of the SUEUAA work.

Your are cordially invited to a forum in Manila on 28 August at which emerging outcomes of this project will be disseminated. There is no fee for this event and further details are attached. This event presents cases of engagement from our six countries and will be of interest to academics, policy-makers and officials in cities and students from around the world. It will include a keynote from Dr Mario Delos Reyes (University of the Philippines), plenary sessions from Local Government officials and academics on the subject of interventions at the city level, and a presentation by Professor Roberta Piazza (University of Catania, Italy) on the topic of forced migration. This event also features a showcase of work currently being undertaken by the SUEUAA team, and provides opportunity and space for discussion.

In a series of SUEUAA working papers, the team will focus on overarching themes (environment, policy, migration, gender, and the economy), and show the similarities and differences across the different study cities in terms of the capacity of the University to respond to these city-wide issues. The fourth in this series focuses on how Universities respond to the significant drop-off of women as leaders in the labour market, and in doing so address issues of gender, development, and structural inequalities.

In a series of SUEUAA working papers, the team will focus on overarching themes (environment, policy, migration, gender, and the economy), and show the similarities and differences across the different study cities in terms of the capacity of the University to respond to these city-wide issues. The third in this series focuses on how Universities respond to mitigate the negative consequences of international and internal migration in cities.

In a series of SUEUAA working papers, the team will focus on overarching themes (environment, policy, migration, gender, and the economy), and show the similarities and differences across the different study cities in terms of the capacity of the University to respond to these city-wide issues. The second paper in this series focuses on the policy rhetoric surrounding University engagement in city-level challenges. 

In a series of SUEUAA working papers, the team will focus on overarching themes (environment, policy, gender, migration, and the economy), and show the similarities and differences across the different study cities in terms of the capacity of the University to respond to these city-wide issues. The first paper focuses on the role of Universities in environmental resilience in cities. 

The Strengthening Urban Engagement of Universities in Africa and Asia (SUEUAA) project team involves academics from six cities in the Global South: Johannesburg (South Africa), Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania), Harare (Zimbabwe), Manila (Philippines), Sanandaj (Iran), and Duhok (Iraq); and one city in the Global North, Glasgow (Scotland).  At times this blog will highlight incidences where the team members were offered the opportunity to give presentations, lectures, seminars, in order to highlight the public engagement work of the team.

Mike Osborne and Kasia Borokowska were very pleased to be able to represent the SUEUAA project at the second meeting in London on 19 June of projects funded with the British Academy's Cities and Infrastructure Programme with the Global Challenges Research Programme. We were joined by representatives of other projects, each reporting on their progress. It became very evident that much synergy exists within the programme, and we were very pleased to be approached by colleagues from Mexico interested in joining our project.