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New World Bank Publication: "Why Don't Poor Countries Do Research & Development?"
Using a global panel on research and development (R&D) expenditures, this paper documents that on average poor countries do far less R&D than rich as a share of GDP.
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2014 ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN Call for Proposals
In 2014, ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN is looking for the services, case studies, research, thinking, narratives and expertise that are shaping technology enhanced learning and training, under the overall theme of Changing Learning, two words inextricably linked in this transformative digital age.
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EAIR 36th Annual Forum ESSEN 2014 - Calls for proposals extended dateline
March 2 is the new dateline for submitting papers to the EAIR Forum that will be hold from August 27 to August 30, 2014 in Essen, Germany.
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HEIW Report launched in South Africa
The South African Higher Education Community Engagement Forum (SAHECEF) met at the University of Western Cape, in Cape Town, on 3 and 4 April 2014. There were 60 leading community engagement advocates and academics involved across South African universities, including the advisor to the national Minister of Higher Education and Training.
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Canadan Education Community gathers in Ottawa to launch the GUNi World Report in Higher Education
Fifty members of Canada’s international education community gathered on March 20, 2014 in Ottawa to applaud the publication of Knowledge, Engagement and Higher Education: Contributing to Social Change. This volume is the fifth report in the series Higher Education in the World of the Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi).
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The 5th GUNi World Report on Higher Education Launched in India
The report Higher Education in the World 5 “Knowledge, Engagement and Higher Education: Contributing to Social Change” was presented in New Delhi on the Seminar on “Community Engagement in Higher Education” and in the cities of Siliguri (West Bengal) and Chandigarah’ (Punjab) as part of the Global Education Dialogue Series.
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GUNi.Talks

Interviews
A poem for the great turning
Budd Hall, Canada. UNESCO Chair in Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education
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Budd Hall & Rajesh Tandon - Guest editors of the GUNi 6th Conference
In this interview Budd Hall, Secretary of the Global Alliance on Community Engaged Research, and Rajesh Tandon, Founder and Chief Functionary of the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), elaborate on the main themes of the upcoming GUNi 6th Conference: transformative knowledge and the importance of community-university engagement for social transformation.
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Daniel Mato
In this interview, Daniel Mato presents the Project “Cultural Diversity, Interculturality and Higher Education" of the International Institute of UNESCO for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (IESALC), which analyzes the current demands and access conditions of Indigenous and Afro-Descendant students within the different types of Latin American Higher Education Institutions, and assesses their impact, responsibilities and challenges in regards to intercultural education, amongst other issues.
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William Scott
In this interview William Scott, emeritus professor at the University of Bath and director of the South West Learning for Sustainability Coalition, highlights that students need to be helped in seeing connections between the sustainability-related issues they study formally in their degrees, and real-world sustainability activities.
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Cristina Carballo
In this interview Cristina Carballo, from the Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, explains her vision of the university in Argentina and how the challenges of sustainability and cultural diversity have been addressed.
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