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PhD Winter School on Participation and Communication held in Guangzhou

2016-12-16

The PhD Winter School on Participation and Communication, convened by Prof. Nico Carpentier, MKV Chair at the Department of Informatics and Media at Uppsala University, was held at Jinan University in Guangzhou, China from 5th to 9th December 2016. The PhD Winter School was organized by the Participatory Communication Research Section of IAMCR with the support of College of Journalism & Communication, Jinan University, Guangzhou.

The 2016 PhD Winter School received an extraordinary number of 81 applicants from 23 countries and regions. The winter school committee completed its unenviable task of shortlisting the the high quality submissions it received and selected 24 participants from 11 countries and regions. Five of the applicants received a travel grant to attend the winter school. During the PhD Winter School, the participants attended the lectures, workshops and master classes, as well as received constructive and quality feedback on their own PhD projects. The winter school also coincide with the celebration of the 70th anniversary in Journalism education at Jinan University’s College of Journalism and Communication.

The Department of Informatics and Media was represented at the PhD Winter School by lecturers Prof. Nico Carpentier and Vaia Doudaki (Docent). Kirill Filiminov (Doktorand), Siddharth Chadha (Doktorand) and Blerjana Bino (Guest PhD Student) from the department attended the PhD Winter School as participants. The other lectures present at the event were Arne Hintz (Cardiff University – UK), Rico Lie (Wageningen University – the Netherlands), Loes Witteveen (Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences and Wageningen University – the Netherlands). The local organiser was Professor Tingrong Zhi (Dean of the College of Journalism & Communication, Jinan University, Guangzhou).

For more information about the PhD Winter School on Participation and Communication programme, with its lectures and master classes, please visit IAMCR Participatory Communication Research Section page. A photo-essay on the PhD Winter School is also available on this page.