Megan Campbell, a Psychology PhD candidate, has been awarded a SAVUSA study visit scholarship to go to the Netherlands for 3 months. The SAVUSA (South Africa- VU University Amsterdam-Strategic Alliances) aims to contribute to the academic climate and the transfer of knowledge between both countries. SAVUSA offers South African PhD’s and Master’s students the opportunity to broaden their skills by carrying out a part of their studies in the Netherlands and develops academic programmes with a strong societal component around relevant themes.
The SKILL (Stimulating Knowledge Innovation through Life-long Learning) programme aims to stimulate higher education and skills development in South Africa, therefore enabling them to compete and participate in the global knowledge economy.
Megan will be working with Professor Van de Vijver, an expert in cross-cultural testing and psychometric tool adaptation, based at the University of Tilburg, and Professor de Jong, an expert in cross cultural psychiatry and medical anthropology based at the University of Amsterdam.