This website is no longer active but remains online as an archive of the work of the Asian Migrations Research Theme, which ran between 2012 and 2016. Some of its work has been succeeded by the Centre for Global Migrations.
There will be new initiatives to promote Asian-themed research at Otago in the future.
Asia and Education Conference, 11-13 December 2015
Many thanks to our keynote speaker, Keita Takayama from the School of Education, University of New England, who, along with 27 presenters and four conference organizers, made the Asian Migrations Research Theme's international conference an informative and successful event. The three-day conference held on the Dunedin campus of the University of Otago, included nine sessions that incorporated the following topics: Students' experiences and perspectives; Higher education; Culture and nation; Curriculum, citizenship and values; Systems and leadership;Teachers work and lives, and Migration and learning.
Art performance/talk, 21 November 2015, 5–6:30 pm, Dunedin Public Art Gallery
Ghost in the Ear: Poetry of the Transgraphic/Interlingual/Heterophonic Imagination
For those who missed Jonathan Stalling's excellent art performance/talk, his informative programme was recorded, and we hope to have it available as a podcast soon. Keep watching for notification of this development.
Research Grants Awarded
The 2015 AMRT research grant award winners are
Naoko Inoue, Higher Education Development Centre, Huijuan Hua, Music Department Sara Rahmani, Theology & Religious Studies Department.
We congratulate the three postgraduates based at the University of Otago's Dunedin's campus and look forward to hearing their research presentations in 2016.