Towards a diverse university: lessons from the Global South | University of Oxford

Towards a diverse university: lessons from the Global South

Speaker
TORCH Visiting Professor Marcio Goldman, Dr Nayanika Mathur, Dr David Mills, Dr Thomas Cousins
Event date
Event time
12:30 - 14:00
Venue
TORCH
Radcliffe Humanities Building
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 6GG
Venue details

3rd Floor Seminar Room

Event type
Courses and workshops
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

Since 2001 many Brazilian universities have been implementing affirmative actions programmes that aim to address Brazil’s deep inequalities. Different universities have adopted different systems, including quotas or points systems to increase the chances of poor, black, and indigenous students in both undergraduate and postgraduate courses, enabling students to gain a place to study at prestigious public universities.

In this discussion TORCH Visiting Professor Marcio Goldman, from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, will share his insights into affirmative action and its consequences for Higher Education in Brazil. Professor Goldman will be joined by colleagues who will speak about diversity in South African, South Asian, and UK Higher Education. The discussion will be chaired by Dr Elizabeth Ewart.