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March 2012
Higher Education's Commitment to Sustainability: from Understanding to Action. Canada and USA Regional Report
In this article Tarah Wright from Dalhousie University in Canada presents a condensed version of the regional report on Canada and USA included in the GUNi Report Higher Education in the World 4.
Women's access to Higher Education
In this article Jahir Calvo, of the Panama University of Technology, analyzes women's access to higher education as a crucial component in the development process.
Eight entities ratified as new GUNi Members during the Executive Committee Meeting, held in February
These eight institutions include six Institutional Members and two Associated Members.
UPC grants international mobility scholarships for student exchange with Chinese Universities
The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), a founding member of GUNi and host of its Secretariat, handed out scholarships to 12 UPC students and 12 students from various Chinese Universities for international exchange of periods of up to six months, in an act presided over by GUNi President and UPC rector Antoni Giró.
BarcelonaTech (UPC) participates in the “Feminine Future” project.
The project focuses on the mentoring of girls in secondary or vocational school by girls enrolled in tertiary educational programs related to the technological arena.
The Federal University of Technology Akure to host first annual School of Sciences Conference
The Federal University of Technology Akure (Nigeria) is set to host their first conference with the School of Sciences with the theme of "Science and Technology in an Evolving Economy".
CYD Foundation hosts conference on university system reform in Barcelona, Spain
The CYD Foundation, a GUNi Member, recently hosted a one day conference titled “Reform of the University System: competence? cooperation? specialization? fusions?”.
Universiti Sains Malaysia publishes a new book: “Decolonising The University: The Emerging Quest for Non-Eurocentric Paradigms”
This book of essays is a follow-up to the "International Conference on Decolonising Our Universities" held in Penang, Malaysia from June 27th to 29th, 2011.
The National University of Malaysia to host the inaugural Regional Conference on Higher Education-Community-Industry Engagement: Forging Meaningful Partnerships across ASEAN & Asia
This conference aims to bring together diverse practitioners from academia, industries, non-governmental organizations, government agencies, foundations who are passionate about university-community-industry engagement for regional development.
Improving the quality of higher education in Senegal
The Ministry of Higher Education in Senegal and UNESCO's Regional Office in Dakar launched a project to improve the quality of higher education in Senegal.
Inaugural European Platform of Universities Engaged in Energy Research, Education and Training (EPUE) - Developing the Platform: from Concept to Implementation
This inaugural event brought together EUA member universities that have expressed a strong interest in joining the European Platform and have completed a questionnaire on their research and education capacities in the field of energy.
Call for chapters for a new publication from PASCAL
Chapters are for University Engagement and Environmental Sustainability: Grounding Knowledge. Deadline for abstract submission is 15 April 2012.
IAU 14th General Conference: Call for Papers
Deadline for the papers is the 31st of May, 2012.
Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas y Ambientales
The Rector of the Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas of Colombia visited GUNi interested in collaborating and finding possible mutual projects.
GUNi and 2012 MacJannet Prize of the Talloires Network
The Talloires Network invites GUNi to take part in the reviewing committee for the 2012 MacJannet Prize.
Universidad Nacional de Quilmes
Cristina Carballo, Director of the Master Program on Environmental and Sustainable Development of the Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, visited GUNi.
The UNESCO World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education
UNESCO. The UNESCO World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education. 2012.
Global Sustainability and the Responsibilities of Universities
Duberstadt, James J. & Weber, Luc E. (Eds.). Global Sustainability and the Responsibilities of Universities. 2012. Economica.
Beyond Bricks and Mortar Boards: Universities' Role in Building Regional Economies
Schmuecker, Katie and Cook, Will. Beyond Bricks and Mortar Boards: Universities' Role in Building Regional Economies. 2012. IPPR Publishing.
Trade in Higher Education: the Role of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)
Tilak, Jandhyala B. G.. Trade in Higher Education: the Role of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). 2011. UNESCO.
Multinational Colleges and Universities: Leading, Governing, and Managing International Branch Campuses; New Directions for Higher Education
Lane, Jason E. and Kinser, Kevin (eds.). New Directions for Higher Education - Special Issue: Multinational Colleges and Universities: Leading, Governing, and Managing International Branch Campuses. 2011. Wiley Publishing.
43rd EUCEN European Conference, Graz 2012 - Universities' Engagement in and with Society
When: May 09, 2012 to May 11, 2012
Where: University of Graz, Austria
5th Living Knowledge Conference
When: May 10, 2012 to May 12, 2012
Where: Gustav-Stresemann-Institut, Bonn, Germany
Inaugural AsiaEngage Event – Regional Conference on Higher Education-Industry-Community Engagement in Asia: Forging Meaningful Partnerships
When: May 07, 2012 to May 09, 2012
Where: National University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
INQAAHE Members' Forum: The Future of External Quality Assurance
When: Apr 17, 2012 to Apr 18, 2012
Where: Melbourne, Australia
Community University Engagement: Practice Stories of Democracy in Action
Democracy and Higher Education This Good Practice takes the ideal of higher education for democracy, as stated in US President Harry Truman's 1948 report on higher education, and elaborates upon it through narratives sent in from citizens - the real world consumers and producers of higher education.

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