Ife Institute of Advanced Studies’ 6th Summer Programme Begins July 24
- Post by: Oladimeji Raphael OGUNOYE
- July 22, 2022
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The Summer Institute programme highlights the Future of the Academy, fostering innovative research among young scholars
The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) has put in place a comprehensive intellectual agenda for its 2022 Summer Institute Programme scheduled to take place from July 24 – August 6, 2022. After five successful editions, this is the 6th event in the life of a programme that took off in 2017.
In a release signed by the Convener, Professor Jacob K. Olupona, NNOM, FNAL of Harvard University, United States of America, the Ife Summer Institute Programme for 2022 will take on an exciting hybrid format. It is scheduled to take place both Online (Zoom) and physically at the Africa Centre of Excellence (ACE) Hall, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. The programme is expected to kick-off at 1.00pm on July 25th, 2022, under the chairmanship of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Simeon Adebayo Bamire.
The theme for the year’s Summer Institute is: “The Future of the Academy: Skills for Transformative Pedagogy, Theory, and Practice.”
The objective of the Summer Institute programme is to facilitate and foster innovative research among young scholars in the academy, particularly those in the humanities, social sciences, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) by exposing them to relevant theoretical and methodological tools in their respective disciplines. The gathering will allow Fellows to deepen their knowledge and capacities through workshops, lectures, field trips, peer-sharing, and networking sessions. They will also be trained on how to creatively respond to challenges posed by global needs, issues, and events. This year’s IIAS’s summer programme will be anchored by an impressive number of senior scholars from Nigeria and abroad engaging a wide range of themes and issues that are designed to deepen the understanding of research and teaching mission in the academy.
This year’s Keynote Address will be delivered by Professor Olufemi O. Vaughan, the Alfred Sargent Lee’ 41 and Mary Farley Ames Lee Professor of Black Studies at Amherst College, United States of America. Participants are expected this year from Nigeria, USA, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ecuador, Pakistan, Angola, Algeria, Ghana, Belgium, and, Switzerland.