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GUNi Reports

African Universities need to regain Social Change status
Community Based Research and Community University Engagement have been proposed as the most viable strategies for African Universities to salvage their much coveted position as agents of social change in society.
Publication of the "White paper on Citizen Science in Europe"
The White Paper on Citizen Science in Europe aims to support policy makers on European, national and regional level when setting up future strategies of civic engagement in the excellence in science.
Declaration Universia Rio 2014: a common action strategy for Ibero-American universities
Participants of the 3rd Universia International Rectors Meeting formulate a common action strategy based on their reflection on the future of the University, its responsiveness to the demands of modern society and the projection of the Ibero-American University in the global context.
Higher Education Agenda

International Events
6th Latin American and the Caribbean Higher Education Conference on Internationalization
The Conference of Latin America and the Caribbean for the internationalization of the higher education are the result of joint work of the Colombian network for the internationalization of the education upper - RCI, the Ministry of national education - MEN, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Colombian Institute of credit and technical studies abroad - ICETEX and the Colombian Association of universities - ASCUN. These conferences started in the year 2009 under the premise of which the process of internationalization of higher education is a key element to ensure the quality of the educational programs in the world.
Where: Santander, Colombia,
When: Nov 26, 2014 to Nov 28, 2014)
International Conference on Higher Education, Research and Innovation (ICHERI)
Organized by Makerere University, the Conference is focused on the changes in the environment in which universities operate, that have presented both opportunities and challenges.
Where: Makerere University, Uganda,
When: Nov 26, 2014 to Nov 29, 2014)
2014 Talloires Network Leaders Conference
The conference will advance the global movement of civic engagement and social responsibility in higher education.
Where: Cape Town, South Africa,
When: Dec 02, 2014 to Dec 04, 2014)
UNESCO Regional Ministerial Conference on Education Post-2015
The Regional Ministerial Conference on education post-2015 is organized by UNESCO for Member States of the Eastern and Western European and North American region (Group I and II countries).
Where: Paris, France,
When: Dec 03, 2014 to Dec 05, 2014)
20th International Conference on Technology Supported Learning & Training The Largest Global E-Learning Conference for the Corporate, Education and Public Service Sectors. ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN is the event for learning professionals to discover innovative solutions, absorb new thinking and take action by implementing changes in the field of learning and technology.
Where: Berlin,
When: Dec 03, 2014 to Dec 05, 2014)
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GUNi Regional Corners
The presentation of the report Higher Education in the World 5 Knowledge, Engagement and Higher Education contributing to social change took place on October 14 in Barcelona. The event, held in the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site, where GUNi’s headquarters are located, gathered around 150 participants among university presidents and vici-presidents, politicians, academics, professionals of higher education, policy-makers and representatives of civil society.
An agreement between GUNi and the University of Guadalajara (UDEG), in Mexico, has been signed on July 18 to stablish the regional office of GUNi-LAC in this University with the aim to reinforce the network in this region.
The Global University Network for Innovation was created by UNESCO, the United Nations University (UNU) and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTech (UPC) 15 years ago. In the last eight years the network has consolidated its activities, increased its international presence and become a well know reference in the analysis and dissemination of higher education (HE) emerging issues worldwide.
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is now home of a unique research center in Europe set up by leading institutions in the fields of sustainability, health, education and culture. Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site hosts seven cutting-edge offices of international organizations that aim to develop joint initiatives geared to finding meaningful responses to the challenges of the 21st Century.
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GUNi Report worldwide impact
Up to 40 events are launching the GUNi Report in more than 25 countries. See the updated list of presentations.
The GUNi Report presented in Argentina
CLAYSS (The Latin American Center for Service Learning) presented the report in its 17th annual "Learning and Solidary Service" seminar, held on August 28 and 29 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The seminar was attended by more than 400 civic engagement practitioners coming from Latin American countries.
Higher Education in the World 5 launched in Stellenbosch University, South Africa
On August 28, Dr. Rajesh Tandon, co-director of the UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility and President of PRIA, presented the GUNi report in Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Dr. Tandon, also gest editor of this publication, pointed out that Universities have a responsibility to help effect social change.
World Report Launch at University of Lisbon
On the occasion of the Conference in Local Change, Social Actions and Adult Learning: Challenges and Responens, the GUNi report was launched in Lisbon (Portugal) on June 27.
Canadian Commission for UNESCO shares the launch of the World Report
The meeting was hold in the University of Victoria and gathered about 150 participants related to the UNESCO fields.

Institutional Members News
Jimma University, pioneer in community based education
Jimma University, from Ethiopia, maintains for five years its leading position in community based education.
Knowledge Consortium Social Technologies for Smart and Inclusive Society at Mykolas Romeris University
Mykolas Romeris University, from Vilnius, Lithuania, in collaboration with other progressive European and Asian universities, have launched the Knowledge Consortium Social Technologies for Smart and Inclusive Society (SOCTECH).
The UOC extends its e-learning model to the Middle East with a project in Jordan
The UOC, together with other European universities, will be leading a three-year project that has the support of the Jordanian government and institutions to develop quality standards in e-learning initiatives that will be applied in blended on-site and distance learning courses. The UOC hosted the kick-off meeting of the project from 10 to 12 March at Barcelona’s MediaTIC
The Cooperative University of Colombia announces how transforms its money in públic benefits.
The University explains how transform into social value its money.
Mahidol University has been ranked the 1st Tailand ecofriend University
Mahidol University has been ranked 1st Univeristy in Tailand and 31st worldwide by UI Green Meetric World Universities Ranking 2013
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