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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...
  • 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...
  • An agreement between GUNi and the University of Guadalajara (UDEG), Mexico, was signed on July 18 to stablish the regional office of GUNi-LAC at this University with the aim of reinforcing the network in this region.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Since its publication, the new GUNi World Report is being launched in more than 30 events scheduled in countries such us USA, Canada, India, Jordan (regional presentation in Arab States), Denmark, Argentina, United Kingdom, Italy, Hong Kong, South Korea, Australia and South Africa, among others.
  • The Agreement was signed in Seoul on March 25, during the celebration of the 1st International Forum on University Social Responsibility. The forum was organized by the Seoul National University’s Institute for Global Social Responsibility (SNU-IGSR) in partnership with UNESCO Bangkok, the UNESCO...
  • GUNi is pleased to present: Higher Education in the World Report 5: Knowledge, Engagement and Higher Education: Contributing to Social Change , that has been published this week by Palgrave MacMillan. The Report is a collective work published as part of the GUNi series on the social commitment of...
  • Higher education institutions (HEIs) are active players in contributing to social change and the creation of another possible world. HEIs are active players as well in spreading current paradigms, perceptions of reality and beliefs. HEI’s educate the future generation of citizens that meanwhile...
  • In this article, François Vallaeys, a philosopher specialising in university social responsibility and adviser to the Regional Observatory on Social Responsibility in Latin America and the Caribbean (ORSALC-UNESCO), reflects on the concept of social responsibility and its application in the...
  • The 6th International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education (HE), "Let's build transformative knowledge to drive social change", held in Barcelona from 13th to 15th May 2013, gathered more than 325 participants from about 60 countries. In this article we present the main outcomes of the...
  • The event took place last 6-7 March, 2013, with the objective to develop a collaborative debate on the regional articles for the upcoming GUNi report. The Seminar followed the events of the public launch of the UNESCO Chair in Community-Based Research at UVic.
  • In this article, Axel Didriksson presents, from an analytical and programmatic perspective, the existing debate for a new agenda of transformation of higher education in Latin America and the Caribbean by analyzing its main features and components.
  • GUNi invites you to participate in a research project on community-university engagement by completing an online survey questionnaire. The conclusions of the research will be published in the next GUNi Report, “Higher Education in the world 5”.
  • The 6th International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education: “Let’s build transformative knowledge to drive social change”, organized by the Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi), will take place on 12-15, May 2013.

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