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Up to 40 events are launching the GUNi Report in more than 25 countries. See the updated list of presentations.
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.
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.
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.
The meeting was hold in the University of Victoria and gathered about 150 participants related to the UNESCO fields.
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.
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.
The Senate Council Chambers at the University of Malta was the location of the HEIW5 launch in La Velette, Malta on April 23, on the occasion of the 6th International Conference of the Popular Education Network.
The last GUNi publication presented by Prof. Budd Hall was very welcomed among attenders.
Professor Mike Osborne, Co-Director of PASCAL, visited the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) in Toowoomba, Australia on 13 May. During his visit he spoke to university staff and community representatives about the GUNi Report Higher Education in the World Report 5: Knowledge, Engagement and Higher Education: Contributing to Social Change and took the opportunity to launch this report in Australia.
The Kansas State University Engagement Symposium on April 7, 2014 was the site of the first launch of the new GUNi Report in USA. The 2014 Kansas State Engagement Symposium brought together national engagement voices to explore engagement from all vantage points of university work, including research, teaching, and outreach/Extension. Dr. April C. Mason, Provost and Senior Vice President, and Dr. David E. Procter, Director of the Center for Engagement and Community Development, welcomed attendees to Kansas State University (K-State).
The GUNi Report is lauched in the Conference "Active Academia: A Catalyst for Societal Change" (Oxford, UK)
On 25-26 March over seventy PhD candidates from the Middle East, Central Asia, Eastern Europe and South Asia met at Pembroke College (Oxford University) for a conference organised by the Open Society Scholarship Programs, entitled ‘Active Academia: A Catalyst for Societal Change’.
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.
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).
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.
The report is a collective work in which 73 authors from all the world regions have contributed. A special mention have to be done to all them and the guest editors, as without they involvement and work in the project, for almost two years, this Report wouldn’t exist. The result is the more comprehensive document regarding the issue of Community-University Engagement at global level. GUNi want to thank to all them having join the project.
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