Departmental News



“Across the Oceans and the Continents”

Posted on 13 June 2016 by Judith Hall

Blog Post Author: Professor Judith Hall The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Namibia, Professor Lazarus Hangula, and the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Development, Professor Kenneth Matengu visited Cardiff in late May. The visit is part of the Phoenix Project led by Professor Judith Hall.    Professor Hangula said of our Phoenix Project Collaboration:  “Despite our geographic differences
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Zebra Politics

Posted on 10 June 2016 by Chris Juniper

Blog Post Author: Mark Kelson Does the zebra have black with white stripes or white with black stripes? Scientifically speaking they are black with white stripes. However, I often indulge a more poetic description for problems like this taking inspiration from Seamus Heaney’s “Lovers on Aran” “Did sea define the land or land the sea? Each
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Learning about University Teaching across Continents

Posted on 8 June 2016 by Chris Juniper

Blog Post Author: Dr Clare Kell The University of Namibia recognises the power of education to support individual and community development. Working towards its vision ‘to be a beacon of excellence in teaching, research and extension services’ UNAM launched its Diploma in Higher Education (similar to PgCUTL) in March 2016 with a cohort of academic and learning
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Multilingual Namibia

Posted on 6 June 2016 by Chris Juniper

Blog Post Author: Professor Loredana Polezzi, Professor of Translation Studies Language is the ultimate human technology, our most complex and vital tool. Without effective communication, our best plans fail and our best intentions remain unfulfilled. Yet language is not just a technology, it is an integral part of the social fabric of our lives, and it
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Statistical Convergence

Posted on 3 June 2016 by Chris Juniper

Blog Post Author: Dr Mark Kelson, Research Fellow in Statistics There is a comforting nature to randomness. It is one of those things in life on which you can rely, whether it be examining knife crime in London or exploring the distribution of the lottery numbers. It turns out that randomness is pretty predictable. How reassuring it is then to discover that
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International Opportunities for Anaesthetists in Wales

Posted on 30 March 2016 by Chris Juniper

Cardiff University’s Phoenix Project is working closely with colleagues in Namibia to develop Anaesthesia.The Phoenix Project in Namibia you like to get involved?  We are running an Airway Conference June 7th – 9th, we have our experienced Welsh volunteer Anaesthetists, but we’re looking for a couple more teach with us.  Please contact me if you’re
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International Women’s Day event on 17th March

Posted on 15 March 2016 by Chris Juniper

Dear Friends and Colleagues,   in a celebration of International Women’s Day, The Phoenix Project is hosting an event on 17th March, 12.00 lunch, presentation at 12.30 venue Room 3.19 Ty Dewi Sant Building, Heath Park.  We have invited the very impressive Joyce Achampong Director of External Engagement at the Association Commenwealth Universities to come
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Find out about Phoenix: Free film night & buffet

Posted on 16 November 2015 by Chris Juniper

Thursday 19th November starting at 17.30 in the Hadyn Ellis Building The United Nations want to Reduce Poverty and Promote Health and so does the Phoenix Project and  Cardiff and Namibia Universities are working together for this end. Maybe you have some questions and want to know more about the work? Come along to a free celebration of
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