From spring until autumn 2014, our exhibition was displayed at Tilburg University. In Tilburg we expanded the existing series of portraits with portraits of international students living in the student accommodation of Talentsquare. Together with Academic Forum, Wereldpodium and
student associations we organize June 3rd at the opening of our exhibition
an additional student program. Watch the press release here.
Debate program 'Educate a man, educate a nation'
First part of the program consists of a panel discussion 'Educate a man, educate a nation' on the theme of internationalization of higher education. Should we try to bind 'world' students after their studies in The Netherlands as a contribution to our own knowledge economy, or encourage them to return to their (disadvantage) country of origin in order to contribute to the growth and prosperity of the country?
Crowd funding campaign 'United Society for Development'
Second part was a crowd funding campaign 'United Society for Development'. A group of students who were photographed by us, along with a delegation of a number of student associations ran a crowd funding campaign. Funding target were student facilities for Liberian students. Photographer Henny Boogert followed the Tilburg University graduate and Liberian Emmanuel Reeves as he returned home to teach young students. The campaign connects to the latest project of Tilburg University Professors for development. A number of professors are committed to transfer knowledge to teachers, giving master classes to students and supervising PhD students without charge at Monrovia University. In addition we intend to create a series of photographs of students of the University of Liberia in Monrovia.
To prepare ImagesConnect organized a crowd funding workshop for all participating students in collaboration with crowd funding specialist Gijsbert Koren.