They are profound transformations that affect the very meaning of the notion of “human” in relation to society and life on the planet as a whole. In this context, humanities are not a set of disciplines to be preserved or conserved, but a set of activities that must be built up through relevant...
Gandhi throughout his life has written, spoken and emphasised extensively on the importance of education and learning. On this 150th birth anniversary of Gandhi, we will introspect on what Gandhi means for the world today, with a special emphasis on Higher Education and Knowledge Democracy.
A critical aspect of the establishment of a global agenda is the need to have indicators and reliable and agreed information systems. This aspect alone is an enormous challenge that requires shared knowledge and efforts.
Universities and scientific research play a prominent role in the knowledge society and economy. As Daniel Innerarity says in his excellent book The Democracy of Knowledge , the problems faced by mankind today require major mobility of knowledge.
A few days ago, Barcelona hosted the International Conference on the Sustainable Development Goals: Actors and Implementation , where experts from 21 countries from all around the world debated in depth ways of deploying the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) both on an international and national...
The 6th Higher Education in the World Report 'Towards a Socially Responsible University: Balancing the Global with the Local' analyzes the contradictions and potential conflicts that arise from the fact that universities must respond to local (regional/national) and global demands.
This article attempts to critically discuss how HEIs can firmly engage in producing and sharing relevant knowledge , proposing and debating solutions , scrutinizing mechanisms and supporting awareness and preparing students for the challenges that lie ahead.
This article explores the regional context, orientations in the transformation of higher education during the last decades of the twentieth century and the beginning of the XXI in Latin America and the Caribbean .
Each university aspires to become glocal. In this article, Mircea Miclea claims that this identity change occurs rather in rhetoric than in actual practices. So, in order to create a new, glocal, identity, higher education institutions should overcome several obstacles, which he mentions here.