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World Education Forum gives a step forward to improve the education agenda for the next 15 years
This international conference aimed to set out a common roadmap to be implemented by partners and countries worldwide regarding the future for Education 2030
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UN establishes a close cooperation with LERU
The League of European Research Universities (LERU) will work together with the United Nations (UN) in activities focused on global developments in the fields of research, innovation and education.
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Published the winners of the 2015 MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship
This award, organized by the MacJannet Foundation and the Talloires Network Secretariat, aims to recognize projects which are involved on community engagement in higher education and promote initiatives that contribute to the development of excellent global citizenship and civic engagement of universities.
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GUNi.Highlights

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GUNi participates in the Global High Level Policy Forum: Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education for the Future We Want
This Forum was organized by UNESCO in partnership with the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE)
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"Globalization pushes us to regionalization and universities have a central role in this process” Prof. Francesc Xavier Grau said
During the seminar “Territorial Competitiveness and Universities” stakeholders highlighted the role of universities in the implementation of the RIS3 and promoted better cooperation in order to improve strategies on this issue.
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See the updated programme of the seminar on Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialization in European Regions (RIS3)
GUNi, together with the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP) and the Smart Specialisation Platform (S3Platform) of the European Commission organizes a seminar on “Regional competitiveness and universities. The role of universities in regional strategies for smart specialization in Europe”, next June 3 in Barcelona.
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GUNi.Talks

Interviews
Jaume Pagès, Universia CEO
In this interview the Chief Executive Officer of Universia talks about the challenges of the Ibero-American universities, the Universia Declaration Rio 2014, the creation of an Ibero-American space of knowledge and the collaboration between Universia and GUNi.
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Roberto Fernández, GUNi and ACUP President
In this interview Roberto Fernández talks about the new stage of the network after ACUP assumed its secretariat and presidency on May 2014.
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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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