Researchers and lecturers in law and development are affected by global inequalities that persist between and within countries, within the publishing world and within academia. Inter-university cooperation seeks to address the barriers that scholars based in the Global South face by sharing experiences.
In March 2021 members of the Law and Development Research Group at the Law Faculty of the University of Antwerp contributed to training events organized by Austral University and the University of Venda targeting an audience of early career researchers and lecturers.
The cooperation with Austral University occurred in the context of the Annual PhD School of the Law and Development Research Network (LDRn). Austral University hosted four virtual seminars (16-23 March) on doctoral research and publications in both Spanish and English, that were attended primarily by scholars from Latin America. Koen De Feyter, Gamze Erdem Türkelli and Wouter Vandenhole contributed presentations to the various sessions.
The Dean of the Law Faculty of the University of Venda took the initiative to organize a two-day workshop for his staff (24-25 March) on supervising research by PhD and LLM students. Deborah Casalin, Koen De Feyter, Thalia Kruger and Wouter Vandenhole shared their lessons learned in undertaking supervision