The first PubhD outside of Europe: PubhD Kigali!

PubhD starts up in Africa tonight.

Congratulations to Lee Crawfurd for getting it up and running so quickly. It took him about one month from his initial “I’m looking to set up a PubhD in Kigali, Rwanda” email to the first event!

The topics and speakers are:

  • Politics: Ethnography of citizenship, political space, and discourse in Rwanda, Chaste Niwe, Yale University.
  • Drones: Using Drones for 3D/spectral imaging of natural and built environments, and the Internet of Things, Anthony Vodacek, Rochester Institute of Technology.
  • Health: What we know about Venous thromboembolism among pregnant women in Kigali hospitals, Christine R. G. Ashimwe, U of Global Health Equity, Rwanda.


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New PubhD Locations: Porto, Oxford and Tampere

More PubhDs have started up around Europe: Tampere (Finland) and Porto (Portugal) had their first events last month and have future ones already lined up. Oxford (UK) have their first event next week.

At each PubhD event, three researchers, from any subject area, explain their work to an audience in a pub in exchange for a drink or two. The talks are at a “pub level” – the idea is that you don’t have to be an academic to understand the talks.

More details about these new PubhDs (and all other PubhDs – there are now 21 of them!) are on the locations page.

Want to start a PubhD in your city? Get in touch!