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December 2012
Defining social responsibility: a matter of philosophical urgency for universities
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 university context.
GUNi Member of the Month: University of Gloucestershire, UK
The University of Gloucestershire is the only UK university to be consistently ranked in the top five in the People and Planet Green League since its inception in 2007
The Michael Okpara University of Agriculture launches a Centre for Gender and Child Development
The Center was presented in an event at the University last 16 November
UN agencies provide expertise in the launch of Iraq's new national education strategy
The goals of the strategy include providing free and accessible education to children and youth from pre-school to higher education, as well as ensuring a high quality education based on global best practices
Launch of UNESCO Chair in India
The launch was done jointly on 10 December with a symposium on Community-based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education
Grupo Montevideo and the Coimbra Group meet to coordinate joint activities
Both networks want to promote agreements in areas of common interest such as development of shared programs, doctoral education and academic mobility
The Universidad Católica de Temuco commits to a more sustainable Chile
UC Temuco is one of the 22 universities signing an historical Agreement
UNE joins UOC to co-edit and co-publish the RUSC Journal
The collaboration converts RUSC into a positively global journal in the field of e-Learning research
Pascal Observatory: Outcomes of the 10th Conference on Higher Education
The 10th PASCAL International Observatory Conference focused on 'the role of Higher Education in local and regional social and economic development'.
DAAD/UNESCO Conference discusses Higher Education in West Africa and Central Africa
Hundreds of experts, regional and international decision-makers from Central and West Africa debated on the reform of governance and quality assurance in higher education in the regions
New Knowledge for a Future That Works: Building a new International Network
The organizers of the initiative welcome your interest, advice, participation, and support
The European Commission launches Rethinking Education
This new strategy has been issued to encourage Member States to take immediate action to ensure that young people develop the skills and competences needed to reach and succeed at the job market
Nouvelle Egalité becomes Révolution Educative
This French think tank focuses on any actor interested in the future concerning a modern developed society
CHEA announces the appointment of its International Quality Group (CIQG) Advisory Council
The newly appointed Advisory Council of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) will be effective immediately
Deadline approaching for nominations for the MacJannet Prize
Only programs originating from member institutions of the Talloires Network are eligible for the Prize
IAU and ACUP launch a new web portal on Innovative Approaches to Doctoral Education in Africa
The initiative has been executed with the valuable contribution of 15 African universities
AYVP@Asia Engage: Call for In-Country Project Partners
The AYVP@AsiaEngage is looking to implement projects with diverse stakeholders from Higher Education
Assembly of Rectors of Latin American and Caribbean Universities: Educational Trends
The event discussed the new role of Latin American universities, their autonomy, distance higher education, and university rankings
Universities in Change: Managing Higher Education Institutions in the Age of Globalization
ALTMANN, A. and EBERSBERGER, B. (eds.) 2013. Universities in Change: Managing Higher Education Institutions in the Age of Globalization. Germany: Springer, 2013. 369 p. ISBN 978-1-4614-4590-6
Higher Education in a Global Society
JOHNSTONE, D. Bruce., D'AMBROSIO, Madeleine B. & YAKOBOSKI, Paul J. (Eds.) Higher Education in a Global Society. 2010. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Learning and Education for a Better World: The Role of Social Movements
HALL, Budd L., CLOVER, Darlene E., CROWTHER, Jim & SCANDRETT, Eurig. (Eds.). Learning and Education for a Better World: The Role of Social Movements. 2012. Rotterdam, Boston, Taipei: Sense Publishers.
Teaching and Learning in the Arab World
GITSAKI, Christina. (ed.) Teaching and Learning in the Arab World. 2011. Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien: Peter Lang
6th International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education: Let's Build Transformative Knowledge to Drive Social Change
If you are working on Community-based research (CBR), engaged scholarship, academic enterprise, knowledge mobilization, implementation science and research utilization, science shops and service-learning, this is your conference!

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