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Africa needs a sharp increase in spending on Higher Education, say the experts gathered at the African Higher Education Summit
Between 10 and 12 March, politicians, higher education leaders, civil society and scholars discussed the keys for transforming the African higher education sector. Among the 500 attendees, there were heads of State and other dignitaries such as Kofi Annan, the presidents of Rwanda, Kenya and Senegal, and former presidents of other African countries.
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UVIECON 2015 discussed on global universities and their regional impact
On March 13 the 650th University of Viena International Anniversary Conference gathered higher education experts from around the world to discuss ways for being a global university and to secure positive impact to society.
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IAU launches a new professional development programme addressed to higher education leaders.
Leading Globally Engaged Universities (LGEU) is a leadership development programme addressed to senior leaders of Higher Education Institutions from different regions.
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“The ‘Glocality’ must be consistent: what we do in positive for the local demand can’t go against of what is done globally" Prof. Grau said
The Non-Executive Director of GUNi, Francesc Xavier Grau participated in the III Forum about Environment and Local World and highlighted the challenges of higher education as an important actor within our society.
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First steps towards the 6th GUNi Higher Education in the World Report
The Editorial Team of the 6th GUNi Report held its first meeting on Thursday, March 26. Prof. John Goddard (UK), Prof. Ellen Hazelkorn (Ireland), Prof. Budd Hall (Canada) and Prof. Rajesh Tandon (India) are the gest editors for this next edition.
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GUNi Seminar on “Regional competitiveness and universities. The role of universities in regional strategies for smart specialization in Europe”
GUNi, together with the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP) and the Smart Specialisation Platform (S3Platform) of the European Commission organizes a seminar on Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialization (RIS3) in European regions (RIS3), next June 3 in Barcelona.
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GUNi.Talks

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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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