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Upcoming Mid-Seminar: Domingos Langa on Universities and Innovation in Africa

Mid-Seminar: Universities and innovation in Africa: Contemporary histories of innovation policy and practice in a selection of African universities

A picture of Domingos, standing infront of a book case.Doctoral student: Domingos Langa
Supervisors: Sverker Sörlin, KTH; Urban Lundberg, Dalarna University College; Erik Arnold, Technopolis; Teboho Moja, New York University
Opponent: Charles Edquist, researcher and Holder of the Ruben Rausing Chair in Innovation Research at CIRCLE, Lund University, Sweden

Join and let’s discuss Domingos’ work!

Time: Mon 2023-04-03 13.15 – 14.45

Location: the seminar room at the Division (Teknikringen 74 D, level 5)

Language: English

Brief introduction of the Kappa and its structure

The primary goal of this study is to understand how university innovation policies and practices have evolved in three African countries:

Mozambique, Kenya, and Uganda. In this thesis, I present a review of the literature on higher education and innovation in Africa, as well as the study objectives and research questions, key concepts, methods, and sources for the first two papers related to the Mozambican case study, a summary of the first two papers, and the full papers.

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Working as a doctoral student in the Nuclearwaters-Project (ERC Consolidator Grant, PI Per Högselius), I focus on the nuclear history of Eastern Europe, especially on the territory of the former Soviet Union and its successor states. Furthermore, I investigate expert cultures in nuclear discourses, with a special interest in water-related issues in nuclear power plant decision-making. In addition, I am intrigued by the entanglement of the commercial, scientific and political interests concerning nuclear technologies, with its sometimes harsh consequences on human societies and the environment. Recently this interest has extended to energy systems as a whole in Eastern Europe, including fossil fuels and renewables. Questions of transition within international energy systems in the face of the climate crisis and recent political developments become more important, as my work progresses.