Maties well represented at 30th International Congress of Psychology
Stellenbosch University (SU) is a co-sponsor of the 30th International Congress of Psychology (ICP) taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 22 to 27 July 2012.
Held every four years under the auspices of the International Union of Psychological Science, the ICP is considered the flagship event in international psychology. This year, it will be attended by more than 5 000 delegates from all over the world. It is the first time that the 123 year-old ICP is taking place in Africa.
SU will have 20 staff members and 52 students presenting papers and posters at the congress. In addition, several staff members have been involved in the scientific committees dealing with the 44 congress themes.
SU Rector and Vice-Chancellor Prof Russel Botman will be a guest of honour at the opening ceremony on Sunday 22 July, and on Tuesday 24 July, he will welcome guests to an ICP 2012 dinner hosted by SU.
The opening ceremony will also be attended by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Dr Navi Pillay will give the Keynote Address. Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu will receive the Steve Biko Award for Psychological Liberation, and Council on Higher Education Chair Prof Noel Chabani Manganyi will receive a Psychological Society of South Africa Fellowship.
ICP 2012 is organised by the National Research Foundation of South Africa and the Psychological Society of South Africa, in partnership with key South African universities and the psychological associations of neighbouring countries. More than 30 SU students from SU’s Psychology, Educational Psychology and Industrial Psychology Departments will be involved as volunteer assistants at the congress.
Organised around the theme of “Psychology Serving Humanity”, the Congress will highlight how psychology translates its science and practice into the knowledge, skills and tools that are able to underpin the human condition.
In the run-up to ICP 2012, SU hosted three advanced research training seminars for 50 psychologists from the developing world at STIAS from 16-20 July.
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