21 SCHOLARSHIP HOLDERS AWARDED DOCTORAL DEGREE IN 2013 ACADEMIC YEAR
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences produced a total of 52 doctoral graduates in 2013 - the highest amongst all the faculties for the 2013 academic year. Even more impressive is that 40% of these graduates (21) were enrolled through the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences' doctoral scholarship programme. This brings the total number of doctoral graduates in the Graduate School to 40 since it was establised in 2010.
The Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences was established as a HOPE Project initiative to strengthen and advance doctoral training and scholarship on the African continent by: (1) offering partially structured doctoral programmes in the arts, humanities and social sciences; (2) addressing problems relevant to Africa's development in multi-disciplinary research themes (with a specific focus on the international development themes); (3) making available three-year, full-time, residential scholarships; (4) providing broad-based research and scholarship support through weekly seminars, workshops, colloquia and short courses; and (5) enhancing academic collaboration and mobility in partnership with leading African universities through the Partnership for Africa's Next Generation of Academics (PANGeA).