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Topic 1. Access, equity and quality Topic 2. Curricular innovation Topic 3. Open up knowledge to society Topic 4. Higher Education role in addresing major global issues Topic 5. Transforming education for sustainability Topic 6. Social responsibility of higher education


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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?

“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
Third Meeting of Cities and Universities
During the days 7, 8 and 9 October will be held in Porto Alegre, Brazil the Third Meeting of Cities and Universities (IIIº Encuentro de Ciudades y Universidades) with the aim to strengthen and boost the processes of bonding, cooperation, technology transfer and management between the university system and the regional urban system.
Where: Universidad Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil.,
When: Oct 07, 2015 to Oct 09, 2015)
12th PASCAL International Observatory Conference
The theme of this edition concerns how cities and their regions are connected to their universities at strategic frontiers. These include knowledge and political frontiers, and each is linked to global challenges that include employment, migration, health, food security, culture and climate change.
Where: Catania, Italy,
When: Oct 07, 2015 to Oct 09, 2015)
The Contribution of HE on the United Nations 2030 Agenda
This International Conference will be held on 8 and 9 October in Barcelona and will discuss what role is played by Universities on implementing the purposes of Education 2030
Where: Barcelona, Spain,
When: Oct 08, 2015 to Oct 09, 2015)
XI World Education Congress: The New Education in the digital Age
During two days participants will have the opportunity to exchange the most creative, excellent and innovative ideas and experiences on the current Education scene.
Where: Lisbon, Portugal ,
When: Oct 09, 2015 to Oct 10, 2015)
26th ICDE World Conference: Growing capacities for sustainable distance e-learning provision
This event will be held from 14 to Octuber 16 in Sun City, South Africa where participants and experts will have the opportunity to exchange knowledge regarding different aspects of Higher Education
Where: Sun City, South Africa ,
When: Oct 14, 2015 to Oct 16, 2015)
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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is approved by unanimity by the UN member states
The new set of goals aims to influence the political agenda of world leaders in order to achieve these global challenges over the next 15 years.
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
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

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 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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UNESCO Chairs chart new paths to an increasing engagement of universities both global and local
Up to 30 participants worldwide hold a richly diversified meeting about the social responsibility of higher education was held yesterday in Barcelona, providing an important look at the strong bridge between universities and society as well as meaningful contributions for the next GUNI’s World Report
Another successful Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Africa promoted by GUNi-Africa
The 7th Edition of this international meeting was held in Nigeria and was attended by more than 200 participants from 38 countries, including various stakeholders on the field of Higher Education
Kick-off of the European project HEIRRI
The first meeting of the European project HEIRRI was held 16th September in Barcelona. In this project, GUNi-ACUP is responsible for the HEIRRI dissemination plan.
GUNi organizes a Meeting of the UNESCO Chairs for the next World Report
This event, which will be held next 29 of September in Barcelona, aims to constitute a UNESCO Chairs working group for the 6th GUNi Report and discuss the local and global impact of Universities as well as their role for the achievement of the SDG’s.
GUNi collaborates in the organization of the International Conference 'The Contribution of HE on the United Nations 2030 Agenda’
This event will be held on 8 and 9 October in Barcelona and will discuss what role is played by Universities on implementing the purposes of Education 2030
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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