Creating Postgraduate Collaborations fosters the development of research-rich environments in which academics and postgraduate students can thrive. The project kicked off with our strategist joining participants from all nine universities in Istanbul in February 2020 (our last international trip for a long while!). Pomegranite was responsible for building a website to hold the project but we quickly pivoted to creating an online platform, which went on to facilitate the project when travel bans made the planned summer schools twice a year impossible.
The platform includes public-facing information, an events section, synchronous courses for participants from all nine universities to move through together in cross-cutting teams and a members-only project management area. Our work included design, development, training and support.