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Changes in the presidency and secretariat of the regional representation
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!
The goal is to share learnings, challenges and successes in engaging higher education communities in social change for sustainability
The objective of the Conference was to improve in the quality of educational services offered by different type of institutions through the presentation of new tools and experiences
The aim is promoting Quality Assurance (QA) as a key indicator of checks and balances for the development of higher education institutions all over the world, and more specifically within the African Region.
The Conference, entitled “Re-imagining Research Relationships. Co-creating Knowledge in a Democratic Society”, focused on different issues to get more insight in processes, and develop specific policy recommendations.
The GUNi Report looks to answer the call of the challenges of our time, while maintaining an eye towards the future regarding the role of Knowledge and HEIs.
The Conference will take place in Barcelona, from 13 to 15 May, 2013.
GUNi invites you to the Side Event: "Aiming higher: Unlocking the potential of Tertiary Education to accelerate Sustainable Development"
"Aiming higher: Unlocking the potential of Tertiary Education to accelerate Sustainable Development" is a side event organized within the framework of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) and will take place the next Monday 18 June at 7.30 - 9.00pm at the Room P3-B (Pavilion 3).
GUNi was invited to participate in a training seminar on education for sustainability at the Pompeu Fabra University
The seminar aims to promote the introduction of sustainability into the curriculum and the improvement of university professors’ competences on sustainable education and education for sustainable development.
GUNi was invited to participate in the Seminar “The Contribution of the UNESCO Chairs in defining the Higher Education Space in Latin America and Beyond” held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from April 22-25, 2012.
The seminar is entitled “¿Miradas!” and will take place on May 2-3, 2012 in Spain. This seminar is part of the inter-university doctoral programme on Environmental Education.
Cristina Carballo, Director of the Master Program on Environmental and Sustainable Development of the Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, visited GUNi.
The Talloires Network invites GUNi to take part in the reviewing committee for the 2012 MacJannet Prize.
The Rector of the Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas of Colombia visited GUNi interested in collaborating and finding possible mutual projects.
Michael Osborne, Director of CRADALL and Co-Director of the Pascal Observatory of the University of Glasgow, and Norman Longworth visited GUNi last February to discuss about Learning Cities and the role of universities.
GUNi, IAU and AAU Project “Sustainable Development in Sub-Saharan African Higher Education Institutions”
GUNi met with Hilligje van’t Land, IAU Director Membership and Programme Development, in January 2012 to work on the development of the Handbook of Good Practices.
On 15 February, the Executive Committee held its annual meeting. As usual, was attended by the founding members: Antoni Giró, Rector Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech (UPC); Konrad Osterwalder, Rector United Nations University (UNU), who delegated his representation in Tiziana Scaramagli. We acknowledge the presence of David Atchoarena -Director of the Division for Planning and Development of Education Systems, Education Sector- who attended as the new interlocutor from UNESCO.
GUNi members actively participated in the Latin-American Encounter on University Management (VIII Jornadas de Gestión Universitaria)
More than 400 higher education professionals from Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, Mexico, Peru, United States and Venezuela participated in the regional encounter held in Santiago, Chile from 11-13 January 2012.
The Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development has accepted the input of GUNi for the UNCSD 2012 Compilation Document, both as institution and as member of a Multiple National, Multinational and International Tertiary Education Sustainability Organizations partnership.