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Fri 3 May 2024
10:00 - 13:00

Venue: Student Services Centre, New Wing Seminar Room

Provided by: Researcher Development Programme (RDP)


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Intercultural Communication

Fri 3 May 2024


Research in the 21st century is global, and research teams are intercultural. 35% of Cambridge research students are from outside the EU; and postdocs are the most diverse group by nationality, representing almost 100 countries. This diversity is one of the University’s biggest strengths. Yet intercultural communication is not without its pitfalls and misunderstandings. It takes conscious discipline to think about one’s own cultural assumptions and to try to make sense of others'.

This workshop will give you some tools to help identify where national culture might be having an influence on your professional and social interactions, where common misunderstandings can occur, and how to address potential challenges. The content of the session is informed by research form intercultural studies and refers to culture as a framework of shared values, attitudes and behaviours. It explores the nature of generalisations and the relationship between national culture, other layers of diversity (e g gender, professional, generational differences) and personal values.

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All PhDs


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Fri 3 May   10:00 - 13:00 10:00 - 13:00 Student Services Centre, New Wing Seminar Room map Kasia Lanucha

3 hours

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