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See the updated programme of the seminar on Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialization in European Regions (RIS3)

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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It is with deep sadness that we announce the tragic death of Dr. Martha Farrell

It is with deep sadness that we announce the tragic death of Dr. Martha Farrell

With deep grief and sorrow we share that Dr. Martha Farrell, Director of the Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) perished last May 13 victim of an armed attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. She was working in a training programme on Gender Issues with the aim to provide support to Afghan officials and NGO workers.

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GUNi highlights the importance of measuring social innovation and the social impact of universities during the 6th IAU Global Meeting of Associations

GUNi highlights the importance of measuring social innovation and the social impact of universities during the 6th IAU Global Meeting of Associations

The meeting took place en Montréal from 6 to May 8 under the topic “Social Innovation: challenges and perspectives for higher education” where participants were able to discuss the local and global impact regarding social innovation and its challenges.

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GUNi participated in the Symposium organized by Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) at New Delhi

GUNi participated in the Symposium organized by Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) at New Delhi

At the Symposium participants had the opportunity to discuss and reflect about participatory and community research through different projects and exchange of experiences.

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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 ‘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

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 Agreement Signed Between UNESCO, UNU and the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

GUNi Agreement Signed Between UNESCO, UNU and the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Last February, the new partnership renewed the agreement concerning the GUNi network for four years in the framework of UNESCO’s UNITWIN Programme, as a result of the assumption of the GUNi Secretariat by ACUP as a new partner of GUNi.

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Enric Fossas, new GUNi President

Enric Fossas, new GUNi President

The rector of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC), Enric Fossas was appointed President of the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP) and is, therefore, the new GUNi President for 2015.

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Agreement signed with the UNESCO Chair in Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education

Agreement signed with the UNESCO Chair in Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education

GUNi and the UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education (UCCBR-SR), hosted by the University of Victoria, Canada, have agreed to establish a strategic partnership to foster future common activities and projects.

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One hundred participants discussed the role of Higher Education in the Post-2015 Agenda

One hundred participants discussed the role of Higher Education in the Post-2015 Agenda

On 11 December, GUNi organized the seminar “The world beyond 2015: is higher education ready? The role of higher education institutions for the Sustainable Development Goals and the Post-2015 Development Agenda” at the Art Nouveau Site of Sant Pau. The seminar, related to the campaign “The world beyond 2015: is higher education ready?” was promoted by the Association of Commonwealth Universities with the collaboration and support of the City of Barcelona as well as the International Association of Universities.

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GUNi Report global impact: 38 events in 25 countries

GUNi Report global impact: 38 events in 25 countries

During 2014, 38 events were held in 25 countries to launch the GUNi Report. Among them, the regional presentation in the Arab States, held in Jordan, the regional presentation in Asia and the Pacific, held in South Korea, and presentations in India, Hong Kong, South Africa, Ghana, Australia, Mexico Argentina, Italy, Denmark, United Kingdom, Canada and Uganda should be highlighted.

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The GUNi Report launched at the ASPBAE Festival of Learning

The GUNi Report launched at the ASPBAE Festival of Learning

The ASPBAE Festival of Learning, was organized from 18-21 November 2014 at Yogyakarta, Indonesia to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Asian South Pacific Bureau of Adult Education (ASPBAE).

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Presentation of the 5th GUNi Report in Barcelona

Presentation of the 5th GUNi Report in Barcelona

The presentation of the report Higher Education in the World 5 Knowledge, Engagement and Higher Education contributing to social change took place on October 14 in Barcelona. The event, held in the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site, where GUNi’s headquarters are located, gathered around 150 participants among university presidents and vice-presidents, politicians, academics, professionals of higher education, policy-makers and representatives of civil society.

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Find 30% of the GUNi Report in Open Content

Find 30% of the GUNi Report in Open Content

Find online up to 30% of the articles published in Higher Education in the World 5 and download them for free.

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The GUNi Report presented in Argentina

The GUNi Report presented in Argentina

CLAYSS (The Latin American Center for Service Learning) presented the report in its 17th annual "Learning and Solidary Service" seminar, held on August 28 and 29 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The seminar was attended by more than 400 civic engagement practitioners coming from Latin American countries.

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Higher Education in the World 5 launched in Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Higher Education in the World 5 launched in Stellenbosch University, South Africa

On August 28, Dr. Rajesh Tandon, co-director of the UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility and President of PRIA, presented the GUNi report in Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Dr. Tandon, also gest editor of this publication, pointed out that Universities have a responsibility to help effect social change.

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World Report Launch at University of Lisbon

World Report Launch at University of Lisbon

On the occasion of the Conference in Local Change, Social Actions and Adult Learning: Challenges and Responens, the GUNi report was launched in Lisbon (Portugal) on June 27.

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Canadian Commission for UNESCO shares the launch of the World Report

Canadian Commission for UNESCO shares the launch of the World Report

The meeting was hold in the University of Victoria and gathered about 150 participants related to the UNESCO fields.

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GUNi World Report Presented to the Going Global Conference in Miami, USA

GUNi World Report Presented to the Going Global Conference in Miami, USA

Hold in Miami, Florida, on May 3, the Conference gave the opportunity to present the last GUNi publication to 200 scholars from around the world.

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Beyond Engagement Conference launches World Report in Victoria, Canada

Beyond Engagement Conference launches World Report in Victoria, Canada

The report was presented on May 21 on the occasion of CUVIC 2014 "Beyond Engagement: Creating Integration, Innovation and Impact" organized in the University of Victoria.

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