Budd Hall, Canada. UNESCO Chair in Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education
In this interview Budd Hall, Secretary of the Global Alliance on Community Engaged Research, and Rajesh Tandon, Founder and Chief Functionary of the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), elaborate on the main themes of the upcoming GUNi 6th Conference: transformative knowledge and the importance of community-university engagement for social transformation.
In this interview, Daniel Mato presents the Project “Cultural Diversity, Interculturality and Higher Education" of the International Institute of UNESCO for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (IESALC), which analyzes the current demands and access conditions of Indigenous and Afro-Descendant students within the different types of Latin American Higher Education Institutions, and assesses their impact, responsibilities and challenges in regards to intercultural education, amongst other issues.
In this interview William Scott, emeritus professor at the University of Bath and director of the South West Learning for Sustainability Coalition, highlights that students need to be helped in seeing connections between the sustainability-related issues they study formally in their degrees, and real-world sustainability activities.
In this interview Cristina Carballo, from the Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, explains her vision of the university in Argentina and how the challenges of sustainability and cultural diversity have been addressed.
In this interview, Mercè Junyent talks about the competencies of Higher Education professionals on sustainability and highlights the least developed competencies and what are the training needs for Higher Education professionals.
In this interview, Alexei Smirnov speaks about the capacities necessary to work in an increasingly globalized world, as well as his university’s efforts in international relations and some issues facing sustainability in his specific region.
In this article, Claudio Naranjo refers to the relevance of including a human approach to all levels of edcuation, from primary to higher education worldwide.
Tarah Wright discusses about the relevance of sustainability research, its advantages, limitations as well as the need to go beyond the ivory tower and find innovative and holistic ways to create awareness about sustainability among stakeholders. She is an associate professor of Environmental Science at Dalhousie University, Canada, where she played a pivotal role in the creation of the successful Environmental Science Program and the co-creation of the University's innovative new College of Sustainability.
In this interview, Paul Rowland of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) explains the importance of increasingly including sustainability in higher education and the leading role that AASHE is taking on that regard
Rector of the Universiti Sains Malaysia
Building on the Local: the Approach of BRAC University, Bangladesh In this interview, Manzoor Ahmed from the Institute of Educational Development, BRAC University, Bangladesh, explains the main features of this NGO-founded university and the impact it has not only on the training of students, but also on the programmes of the NGO itself.
"Educational expansion is a pillar of a more just society" In this interview, Juan Carlos Tedesco, Argentina’s former minister for Education, Science and Technology, reflects on the role of higher education as an agent of social transformation, the importance of equity policies in access to education, and Argentina’s high enrolment rates.
"We need an all-encompassing pedagogy" In this interview, Angélica Olvera, Academic and Educational Research Director for the CUDEC Group (Mexico) explains the concept of systemic pedagogy and its application to higher education.
In this interview Vladimir M. Filippov, Rector of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, a GUNI Member institution, presents the university’s new projects to foster its social responsibility.
In this interview Walter Leal Filho, Senior Professor at London Metropolitan University, UK and head of the Research and Transfer Centre "Applications of Life Sciences" of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, explains that Education for Sustainability is about educating people to better understand about the world they live in.
In this interview Cecilia Lundholm, from the Department of Education, Stockholm University & Stockholm Resilience Centre, explains that one of the goals of higher education is to help students to understand how society works and which is the toolkit that they can use to deal with the environmental problems.
Director. UNESCO Chair of University Management and Policy at the Technical University of Madrid
Professor. National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
In this interview, Heila Lotz- Sisitka, Director of the Murray & Roberts Chair of Environmental Education and Sustainability at Rhodes University (South Africa) explains the different ways of understanding sustainable development in African universities.