Welcome to ComDev!

by Rebecca Bengtsson on December 17, 2014 · 1 comment

in ComDev,ComDev courses,Comdev News

MAH_logotype_english_originalIt’s almost time to kick off the semester and we are happy to welcome so many new students to the ComDev programme! This spring you’ll start off with a course in communication, culture and media analysis where you’ll be introduced to the understandings of communication and communication strategies in the area of Communication for Development, and the course provides an opportunity for the in-depth analysis of the discourse and practice of ComDev. For this course new students are joined by our students starting their second semester.

Under the Course start guide you’ll find useful information regarding your studies with ComDev. Take a few minutes to read it through in preparation for the start of the semester.

We also welcome back the second year students who will spend this semester emerging themselves in the study of new media, ICT and development followed by a course in research methodology. Our forth semester students will dive into their final thesis – the degree projects. We’re excited to see the outcome!

If you can’t wait for semester to start, here are a few tips for you to check out over the holidays:

square6The Glocal Classroom
Is a ComDev project where we work with four universities on four continents to build a global platform for collaboration and interchange in web-based learning. It started in Stellenbosch, South Africa in March 2014, before continuing in Guelph, Canada, in May 2014. In September the Glocal Classroom will come to Malmö, Sweden and the project will conclude at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia, in November. Be sure to visit the blog for updates on the seminars, interviews with participants on the project and other news!

Ørecomm Centre for Glocal Change
Is a cross-border centre run by researchers from Malmö University and Roskilde University aiming at establishing a transnational centre of excellence in the field of ComDev research. Ørecomm is the organiser of the annual Ørecomm Festival, which this year is titled Voice&Matter. ComDev staff is an active part of Ørecomm and in 2014/2015 engaged in the Critical Perspectives project.

Glocal Times: the ComDev Open Journal
In 2005 we established Glocal Times, an indispensable digital reference and a vid forum for the discussion and dissemination of issues concerning communication for development and social change. We frequently publish alumni articles and we encourage our graduates to submit articles based on their degree projects for publication. The latest issue was published in December 2014 and engages with communication for development from a threefold perspective: as a field of study, as professional practice and as an institutional project.

Aidnography-Eclectic mix of reflections on development, communication, anthropology and academia
ComDev’s Tobias Denskus regularly blogs as aidnography; regular reviews of interesting digital content and book reviews are complemented by reflections on the aid industry, for example on volunteering, the ‘corporatisation’ of aid, the globalisation of SWEDOW-sending Stuff We Don’t Want to ‘poor people‘ and much more.

Your ComDev Studies
To find out more about your lecturers for the coming years, visit the Staff section on the Portal and be sure to join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Looking forward meeting all of you in the course of next week!

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ComDev students and lecturers at the Ørecomm Festival in September 2013.

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