eThekwini-Academic Research Symposium 2017

ETHEKWINI’S Municipal Institute of Learning (MILE) and its research aligned partners Durban University of Technology (DUT); the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC); Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT); University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN); University of South Africa (UNISA) and University of Zululand (UNIZULU) will host the 5th annual eThekwini-Academic Research Symposium 2017.

This Research Symposium 2017, co-hosted by Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), aims to provide a common platform for city practitioners and its academic partners to engage on key thematic areas that could respond to the transformation agenda of the city under the broad theme “Strengthening Research Collaboration to Support Radical City Transformation.”

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The three core focal areas identified for this year include:

  • Economic Transformation: Accelerating transformation at the city level
  • Transformative Governance: Strengthening partnerships
  • Changing Spaces: Towards transforming cities as safe and liveable spaces

The two-day programme will feature a selection of thematic panel sessions, poster presentations and round tables which demonstrates how evidence-based research responds to local government challenges as identified in each of the sub-themes.