GUNi.HEdNews: News on Higher Education
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.
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.
Leading Globally Engaged Universities (LGEU) is a leadership development programme addressed to senior leaders of Higher Education Institutions from different regions.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 2 is the new dateline for submitting papers to the EAIR Forum that will be hold from August 27 to August 30, 2014 in Essen, Germany.
This February, the Talloires Network publishes the fourth edition of the series on Leaders in the Civic Engagement Movement, co-edited by Lorlene Hoyt and Amy Newcomb Rowe.
HDNED publishes "Functional Literacy, Heterogeneity and the Returns to Schooling: multi-country evidence".
The new report of the World Bank is published in the Bulletin "Economics of Education"
The book, which comprises 14 Chapters and an Index, is expected to be released on 25 September 2013.
Call for Proposals for the 13th International Conference on Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH)
The 13th Conference will be held on 30th April- 3rd May 2014 in Chicago, USA, and its theme is From Rhetoric to Reality: Achieving Authentic, Equitable and Transformative Partnerships.
The All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE) is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal of scholarly research into Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
This program, which is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, aims to strengthen the professional practice of educators and to draw the attention to the importance of promoting civic education at institutions for secondary education and universities.
The 8th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) will take place at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, from 21 to 23 November 2013.