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Education has huge power to transform, but only 2% of humanitarian aid was assigned to educational projects. Education has huge power to transform. We are all agreed on this: academic experts, international organizations, governments, NGOs. Extending education in all its stages and aspects foments individual and collective progress and combating poverty; it promotes economic development, cultural vitality and quality of life; it enhances the political culture of societies and democracy. In this sense, what is the state of education in the world, especially in the developing countries?

Interviews
“The idea of development should be thought through in terms of mobility” Prof. Dr. Parvati Nair said.
During the interview the director of the UNU Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility from UNU-GCM highlighted the importance of addressing immigration as a major issue and the main activities from the Institute, including its implication in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
Higher Education Agenda

International Events
37th Annual EAIR Forum. From here to there: Positioning Higher Education Institutions
The EAIR 2015 Forum is organized by the Danube University Krems.
Where: Krems, Austria,
When: Aug 30, 2015 to Sep 02, 2015)
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The Second Responsible Management Education Research Conference: Inclusive Businesses
The conference will provide a forum for a truly global discussion of ideas, research, and showcasing projects and interventions that can help advance more inclusive businesses in practice and in management education, as well as achieving responsible business eco-systems.
Where: Cairo, Egypt,
When: Sep 07, 2015 to Sep 08, 2015)
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European Social Innovation Week 2015
A symposium on Social Innovation will be held during this event. Call for abstracts are now open.
Where: Tilburg, Netherlands,
When: Sep 14, 2015 to Sep 18, 2015)
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EAIE 2015: The 27th Annual EAIE Conference
The conference theme is the wealth of nations
Where: Glasgow, Scotland, UK,
When: Sep 15, 2015 to Sep 18, 2015)
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5th International Conference on Higher Education for Sustainable Development
The Conference is organized by the UNESCO CHAIR in Higher Education for Sustainable Development and will be hosted by the Leuphana University.
Where: Lueneburg, Germany.,
When: Sep 16, 2015 to Sep 19, 2015)
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Announcement of Mini Grants for Engaged Faculty in Africa
The Talloires Network is accepting proposals for the University Education for Transformative Leadership in Africa Mini Grants. The deadline for proposals is September 4, 2015
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UNESCO call for a dialogue on the purpose of education and the organization of learning in a world of increasing complexity
The Report ‘Rethinking Education: Towards a global common good?’ aims to promote public policy debate on education and allocate learning within global challenges
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High Level meeting in Oslo brings education to the forefront of the international agenda
For the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, this meeting was ‘a chance to reaffirm the human right to education’ and ‘an opportunity to mobilize political commitment’.
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Institutional Members News
ACUP reinforces its commitment with Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
During the 2nd seminar on ESD, organized by the Fundació Autònoma Solidària (FAS) in collaboration with ACUP, the Catalan Association of Public Universities and lafede.cat were demanded to collaborate and to advance towards more ESD in the Catalan higher education system
Mahidol University reaches an agreement to assess and reduce its carbon footprint
This action reinforces the policies of the Mahidol's "green campus" in improving a sustainable environment
CINDA launches the HE Report on the Transfer of I+D, Innovation and the Entrepreneurship in Universities
The presentation was held in Chile and was attended by various representatives of higher education institutions
The Autonomous University of Yucatán bolsters its commitment in promoting Gender Equality
Through the program “The strengthening of the gender perspective in the Autonomous University of Yucatan (UADY)”, practices are being developed in order to overcome inequality between women and men, both in the institution and society.
Strathmore University hosts the 16th International Academy of African Business Development Conference
With this event, the university strengthens its leading role in this researching area in Africa and translates its efforts into greater cooperation within society in areas such as culture, economic well-being and social development.
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Barcelona takes new steps to become a hub for international organizations
During an event held at the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site, more than 20 institutions, including GUNi, signed an action plan in order to boost this initiative based on global values and public policies.
GUNi-ACUP will participate in the European project HEIRRI for the integration of RRI in HE
The project, which will start on September 1st 2015 and will last three years, is part of the European programme Horizon2020.
GUNi participates in the Global High Level Policy Forum: Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education for the Future We Want
This Forum was organized by UNESCO in partnership with the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE)
"Globalization pushes us to regionalization and universities have a central role in this process” Prof. Francesc Xavier Grau said
During the seminar “Territorial Competitiveness and Universities” stakeholders highlighted the role of universities in the implementation of the RIS3 and promoted better cooperation in order to improve strategies on this issue.
See the updated programme of the seminar on Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialization in European Regions (RIS3)
GUNi, together with the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP) and the Smart Specialisation Platform (S3Platform) of the European Commission organizes a seminar on “Regional competitiveness and universities. The role of universities in regional strategies for smart specialization in Europe”, next June 3 in Barcelona.
GUNi Regional Corners
The Autonomous University of Yucatán designed a program for social responsibility aiming to connect knowledge with local and global needs.
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