Welcome to The Thinking Cap, the interactive blog of the PICT Student Ambassador Program (SAP). Run entirely by university students from around the world, the SAP is a platform for students to debate issues in higher education, place them in specific social and political contexts, and share them with the broader PICT community.
by Sanzhar Akayev (Moscow, Russia) Contemporary universities occupy an important yet peculiar place in our societies, serving as intersections of various intellectual, scientific, and economic
by Nikolaas Deketelaere (Paris, France) We are more than a year into what the American poet Paul Monette (1945-1995) called “the calamity,” referring to the
Image: Claire Fontaine, “They Hate Us For Our Freedom” (2008) by Emily Laurent-Monaghan This conversation with Samir Gandesha, public intellectual and professor of Humanities at
by Maureen Winter (Paris, France) The Giacometti Foundation’s current exhibition, “Giacometti/Beckett – Rater encore. Rater mieux” (January 9th-June 8th, 2021), pairs the celebrated sculptor’s post-surrealist works
by Robert Junqueira and Hadje Cresencio Sadje Ⅰ. Portugal Against COVID-19: The Case of the University of Coimbra As a student at the Institute for