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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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UNESCO presents in Barcelona the new report “Education for All 2000-2015: Achievements and challenges” with the collaboration of GUNi
The new report appears as a mechanism to assess global progress in education and setting the important elements for shaping the post-2015 global educational agenda.
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Nomination call for UNESCO-Hamdan Prize 2015-2016
The fourth edition of the UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers has opened the call for nominations.
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Africa needs a sharp increase in spending on Higher Education, say the experts gathered at the African Higher Education Summit
Between 10 and 12 March, politicians, higher education leaders, civil society and scholars discussed the keys for transforming the African higher education sector. Among the 500 attendees, there were heads of State and other dignitaries such as Kofi Annan, the presidents of Rwanda, Kenya and Senegal, and former presidents of other African countries.
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International Events
Nurturing University Community Engagement: Integration, Innovation and Impact
The International Conference on “Nurturing University Community Engagement: Integration, Innovation and Impact” is a follow-up event of the recently concluded successful APUCEN summit 2014 in Penang, Malaysia. It will further provide opportunities to prospective members and participants to join a growing local and global movement for university and community engagement to craft sustainable societies and a just world.
Where: Gokarna Forest Resort, Thali, Nepal,
When: May 06, 2015 to May 08, 2015)
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6th Global Meeting of Associations (GMA VI). Social innovation: challenges and perspectives for Higher Education,
The meeting will call on the various national, regional and international university associations, networks and groups to explore how universities are involved in social innovations, how they link up to governments, civil society and industry to develop new solutions to social problems.
Where: Montreal, Québec, Canada,
When: May 07, 2015 to May 08, 2015)
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6th IAU Global Meeting of Associations: "Social innovation: challenges and perspectives for Higher Education"
This edition is organized in partnership with the Inter-American Organization for Higher Education (IOHE) and hosted by the University of Montréal.
Where: Montréal, CQ, Canada,
When: May 07, 2015 to May 08, 2015)
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UNESCO presents in Barcelona the new report “Education for All 2000-2015: Achievements and challenges”
The new report, which will be submitted next May 7th in the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site, is an instrument to assess global progress in education and setting the important elements for shaping the post-2015 global educational agenda.
Where: Barcelona, Spain,
When: May 07, 2015 to May 07, 2015)
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ACU SARIMA Conference 2015: Research and Innovation for Global Challenges
The Conference is co-organized by The Association of Commonwealth Universities and the Southern African Research & Innovation Management Association
Where: Johannesburg, South Africa,
When: May 10, 2015 to May 14, 2015)
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Interviews
Jaume Pagès, Universia CEO
In this interview the Chief Executive Officer of Universia talks about the challenges of the Ibero-American universities, the Universia Declaration Rio 2014, the creation of an Ibero-American space of knowledge and the collaboration between Universia and GUNi.
Francesc Xavier Grau, the new Non-Executive Director of GUNi, shares his views about the need for engaged universities, both at regional and global level. The vision of a university as an "inescapable social force for good" makes engagement with the immediate needs of our local societies and engagement with the global challenges of the world, of our global society, compatible. This is the real challenge of many universities around the world that may be able to take on the responsibility of being a glocal university.

Institutional Members News
UNU-IAS acknowledges Universiti Teknologi Malaysia - Iskandar Malaysia Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development
The recognition was announced during the “Iskandar Malaysia Sustainable & Low Carbon Schools Exhibition 2015” led by the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).
“Attributes of Successful Vice-Chancellors”, new initiative by GUNi-Africa
GUNi-Africa produces a new vídeo as part of the Series on Quality Assurance in Higher Education.
Strathmore University summarizes in a video the outreach programmes developed
The Community Service Center of Strathmore University has produced a video to sum up the programmes developed since 2012 with the aim of serving society through direct engagement by the students, staff and alumni.
Jimma University organizes a Social Accountability Training Programme
The Programme is led by the Social Accountability Programme in Ethiopia, which selected Jimma University for its commitment to Community-Based Education.
The UNESCO Chair in Higher Education Management finishes the ISMU TEMPUS project with a final conference
The UNESCO Chair in Higher Education Management has been leading for four years the ISMU TEMPUS project in partnership with European and Asian partners.
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About our activity
“The ‘Glocality’ must be consistent: what we do in positive for the local demand can’t go against of what is done globally" Prof. Grau said
The Non-Executive Director of GUNi, Francesc Xavier Grau participated in the III Forum about Environment and Local World and highlighted the challenges of higher education as an important actor within our society.
First steps towards the 6th GUNi Higher Education in the World Report
The Editorial Team of the 6th GUNi Report held its first meeting on Thursday, March 26. Prof. John Goddard (UK), Prof. Ellen Hazelkorn (Ireland), Prof. Budd Hall (Canada) and Prof. Rajesh Tandon (India) are the gest editors for this next edition.
GUNi Seminar on “Regional competitiveness and universities. The role of universities in regional strategies for smart specialization in Europe”
GUNi, together with the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP) and the Smart Specialisation Platform (S3Platform) of the European Commission organizes a seminar on Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialization (RIS3) in European regions (RIS3), next June 3 in Barcelona.
GUNi Agreement Signed Between UNESCO, UNU and the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)
Last February, the new partnership renewed the agreement concerning the GUNi network for four years in the framework of UNESCO’s UNITWIN Programme, as a result of the assumption of the GUNi Secretariat by ACUP as a new partner of GUNi.
Enric Fossas, new GUNi President
The rector of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC), Enric Fossas was appointed President of the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP) and is, therefore, the new GUNi President for 2015.
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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