Mission and objectives

Our mission is to strengthen the role of higher education in society contributing to the renewal of the visions and policies of higher education across the world under a vision of public service, relevance and social responsibility.


  1. To encourage Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to reorient their roles for broadening their social value and contribution and strengthen their critical stance within society.
  2. To help bridge the gap between developed and developing countries in the field of higher education, fostering capacity-building and cooperation North-South and South-South.
  3. To promote the exchange of resources, innovative ideas and experiences, while allowing for collective reflection and co-production of knowledge on higher education emerging issues, innovation, social responsibility and relevance in a global scale.


  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya