IGDC Highlights 2020
As we start the new academic year in these uncertain and strenuous times, it is good to look back on our growth and achievements from the past year, and we would like to share with you our Highlights.
IGDC Highlight Report 2020 shows the growth we have made as a Centre, even in these uncertain and unprecedented times. The IGDC has continued to grow, with our membership more than doubling in the last two years and now supports 105 researchers in 19 departments and centres, drawn from all three Faculties of the University of York. Just over half of our members are in the Social Sciences, with the recent growth in the Faculties of Arts and Humanities, and Sciences.
This year we are delighted to welcome our first intake of 22 undergraduate students in Autumn 2020 to our new interdisciplinary BA in Global Development. We also welcome back our PhD Students for their second year.
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, it encouraged IGDC to think afresh about global inequalities and global solidarity and to adopt new forms of research dissemination and cooperation.
In response, we set up our Covid-19 webinar series in June 2020, convening policy and academic experts from the Global South, including from among IGDC’s established partners, to explore different facets of the pandemic in the Global South. Our Covid-19 webinar series continues into 2020-21, with sessions on migration, health, gender and trade.