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APF & APU : A Foundation and University as Entangled Space of Knowledge Production

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Vollmer, Maria Theresa:
APF & APU : A Foundation and University as Entangled Space of Knowledge Production.
Event: International Conference of the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence. Reconfiguring African Studies Through Spatialities. , 12.10.-14.10.2023 , Universität Bayreuth.
(Conference item: Conference , Speech )

Project information

Project financing: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
Das diesem Bericht zugrundeliegende Vorhaben wurde im Rahmen der gemeinsamen „Qualitätsoffensive Lehrerbildung“ von Bund und Ländern mit Mitteln des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung unter dem Förderkennzeichen 01JA1901 gefördert.

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Universities are meeting places for different actors to discuss education policy making. The Azim Premji University (APU) in Bangalore, run by the Azim Premji Foundation (APF), has been described by experts as site of knowledge on school education, and as one of the few urban hubs of academic discussion in India (Vollmer 2023). APF maintains relations to Indian private and state agencies, and to international organisations. Drawing on the concepts of trading zones (Galison 1997) and epistemic spaces (Raina 2019), this paper investigates APF and APU as entangled space of knowledge production. By shedding light on inequalities it contributes to the aim of reconfiguring research on global educational policy making more postcolonial sensitive. The relationality between universities and foundations is a global phenomenon. Insights of this paper are of interest for investigating the conditions of knowledge production not only in African contexts but also in other contexts of the world.

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Item Type: Conference item (Speech)
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Global education policy research; network research; postcolonial theory perspectives; Azim Premji Foundation; Azim Premji University
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Chair General Education Science > Chair General Education Science- Univ.-Prof. Dr. Iris Clemens
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2023 05:59
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2023 05:59