Whether it was giving business advice to a group of community members that included reformed gangsters and former drug addicts or witnessing two world renowned economists engage in a hot debate, the experience of being a participant in the inaugural 2013 LSE-UCT July School was certainly a unique one.
Participants praised the “well-informed academics who challenged us to think beyond the literature” and enjoyed the opportunity to “further explore business from a social interest standpoint”. Another remarked that “the focus on discussion and debate made it an intellectually stimulating experience”.
This innovative two-week programme will run again in 2014 from 30 June to 11 July and is open to university students, graduates and professionals from all over the world.
Ten courses are on offer this year delivered by leading academics from LSE and/or UCT which range from The State and Development in Africa to Africa and Global Transformation: The rise of emerging powers and a new international order as well as The Politics and Economics of Refugees in Africa. Among those teaching at this year’s July School include Professors Thandika Mkandawire, Mark Alleyne and Chris Alden.
The deadline for applications is 16 May. However, those who apply by 31 March will not only get a £100 discount on the cost of the tuition fee, but will also be eligible for bursaries if they wish to be considered.
Find out more about the 2014 LSE-UCT July School.