GUNi.Highlights: About our activities
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.
Since its publication, the new GUNi World Report is being presented in several events around the world. So far, 20 events in 15 countries are already scheduled to present the report Higher Education in the World 5. Knowledge, Engagement and Higher Education: Contributing to Social Change.
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
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.