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Una Europa webinar: Building Global Networks through Heritage

Wednesday 22 May 2024
Online via Zoom

How can academics build global networks and why is this important? Join this webinar on 22 May at 12 noon CEST to hear perspectives and experiences related to these questions from Una Europa, an alliance of 11 leading European research universities.

Registration is not required - simply join the Zoom call to get involved!


The session will start with an introduction to Una Europa, followed by a focus on current efforts to strengthen ties with African universities and academics. Talking points will include:

  • The need for strengthening bridges between academia and societal partners;
  • What engaging with a network such as Una Europa can bring to academia in southern Africa;
  • Why Una Europa’s engagement in the field of heritage with Africa is essential for academic engagement with heritage at Leiden University;
  • How Una Europa’s Self-Steering Committee for Cultural Heritage is building networks among academics in southern Africa, allowing for the identification of new research agendas and creating opportunities for joint research and teaching in the field of heritage.

The session will end with an opportunity to discuss and ask questions.

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