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UN establishes a close cooperation with LERU

UN establishes a close cooperation with LERU

The League of European Research Universities (LERU) will work together with the United Nations (UN) in activities focused on global developments in the fields of research, innovation and education.

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Published the winners of the 2015 MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship

Published the winners of the 2015 MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship

This award, organized by the MacJannet Foundation and the Talloires Network Secretariat, aims to recognize projects which are involved on community engagement in higher education and promote initiatives that contribute to the development of excellent global citizenship and civic engagement of universities.

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Deadline for submission of abstracts for PASCAL Conference 2015 extended until 1 June

Deadline for submission of abstracts for PASCAL Conference 2015 extended until 1 June

The theme of this edition will focus on how cities and their regions are connected with universities and as it may impact on global challenges.

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Hold in Mexico the 3rd Regional Meeting of UNESCO Chairs in Latin American and the Caribbean

Hold in Mexico the 3rd Regional Meeting of UNESCO Chairs in Latin American and the Caribbean

16 UNESCO Chairs gathered in Guadalajara in order to discuss about their roles in Higher Education Cooperation in the region.

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Edupost2015 calls for the contribution in the international debate on education

Edupost2015 calls for the contribution in the international debate on education

Since 2015 is a key year regarding global issues, Education Post 2015 calls upon all stakeholders to reflect and discuss about education in the world.

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Third round of recruitment to participate in U-Multirank 2016

Third round of recruitment to participate in U-Multirank 2016

U- Multirank is a project financed by the European Commission as a tool for comparing university performance through different indicators and academic fields.

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UNESCO presents in Barcelona the new report “Education for All 2000-2015: Achievements and challenges” with the collaboration of GUNi

UNESCO presents in Barcelona the new report “Education for All 2000-2015: Achievements and challenges” with the collaboration of GUNi

The new report appears as a mechanism to assess global progress in education and setting the important elements for shaping the post-2015 global educational agenda.

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Nomination call for UNESCO-Hamdan Prize 2015-2016

Nomination call for UNESCO-Hamdan Prize 2015-2016

The fourth edition of the UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers has opened the call for nominations.

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Africa needs a sharp increase in spending on Higher Education, say the experts gathered at the African Higher Education Summit

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

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.

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 Talloires Network Leaders Conference (TLNC): “Live Engagement, Transform Lives” took place in Cape Town, South Africa from the 2 to 4 December 2014

The Talloires Network Leaders Conference (TLNC): “Live Engagement, Transform Lives” took place in Cape Town, South Africa from the 2 to 4 December 2014

The TNLC gathered leaders of universities from around the world to chart the next stage of the global movement of higher education, civic engagement and social responsibility. During this event the authors of the Sub-Saharan Africa presented the GUNi Report.

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Rome Declaration on Responsible Research and Innovation

Rome Declaration on Responsible Research and Innovation

From 19 – 21 November last, in the framework of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the SIS-RRI – Sciences, Innovation and Society: Achieving Responsible Research and Innovation Conference was held in Rome. The main goal of this meeting was to debate the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI).

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Participants of a workshop in Makerere University discussed on the main ideas of the GUNi Report and concluded that African Universities need to regain Social Change status

Participants of a workshop in Makerere University discussed on the main ideas of the GUNi Report and concluded that African Universities need to regain Social Change status

The 5th GUNi Report was presented to rectors and vice-rectors of African Universities in a half-day workshop where participants proposed Community Based Research and Community University Engagement as the most viable strategies for African Universities to salvage their much coveted position as agents of social change in society.

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Publication of the "White paper on Citizen Science in Europe"

Publication of the "White paper on Citizen Science in Europe"

The White Paper on Citizen Science in Europe aims to support policy makers on European, national and regional level when setting up future strategies of civic engagement in the excellence in science.

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Declaration Universia Rio 2014: a common action strategy for Ibero-American universities

Declaration Universia Rio 2014: a common action strategy for Ibero-American universities

Participants of the 3rd Universia International Rectors Meeting formulate a common action strategy based on their reflection on the future of the University, its responsiveness to the demands of modern society and the projection of the Ibero-American University in the global context.

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6TH International Conference and workshops on Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Africa gathered 152 participants in Burundi to discuss on the future of HE in Africa

6TH International Conference and workshops on Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Africa gathered 152 participants in Burundi to discuss on the future of HE in Africa

Between September 15 and 19, Bujumbura, in Burundi, has been the epicentre of the African continent to discuss in Quality Assurance in Higher Education. In the framework of the 6th ICQAGEA, workshops, the AfriQAN meeting and the presentation of the GUNi Report have also taken place.

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GUNi-Africa-AfriQAN AWARDS ON QUALITY ASSURANCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION IN AFRICA

GUNi-Africa-AfriQAN AWARDS ON QUALITY ASSURANCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION IN AFRICA

The Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi-Africa) in partnership with the African Quality Assurance Network (AfriQAN) is pleased to announce the establishment of three modalities of awards in quality assurance in HE in Africa for 2014. Call is open until August 8.

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Great Transition Initiative Launches new Website

Great Transition Initiative Launches new Website

For over a decade, the Great Transition Initiative (GTI) has advanced a visionary scenario of a future rooted in human solidarity, well-being for all, and ecological sustainability. With the slogan "Toward a Transformative Vision and Praxis", it now enters a new phase with renewed energy and heightened sense of urgency.

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New World Bank Publication: "Why Don't Poor Countries Do Research & Development?"

New World Bank Publication: "Why Don't Poor Countries Do Research & Development?"

Using a global panel on research and development (R&D) expenditures, this paper documents that on average poor countries do far less R&D than rich as a share of GDP.

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