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  • Our imperfect world is advancing relentlessly towards uncertain future scenarios, and we must try to redirect it towards sustainability, that is, towards a new way of doing things in order to improve our environment while at the same time achieving justice, social equality and economic stability...
  • All over the world, those who shape and fund higher education systems are engaged in a dramatic period of reform. Their interests have converted higher education into a priority sector within society, relevant for the productive sector and capable of leading the economic, social and human...
  • As higher education worldwide leans towards privatisation and universities focus on increasing their market value through commercialisation, a movement that promotes openness, free access to learning resources, and emphasises the social function of higher education is growing rapidly. Open...
  • Jamil Salmi presented the paper League Tables as Policy Instruments: The Political Economy of Accountability in Tertiary Education (co-written with Alenoush Saroyan, a lecturer from the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University in Montreal, Canada) at the Third...
  • Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Higher Education in Africa and Director of the International Network for Higher Education in Africa.
  • Professor of Higher and Comparative Education at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
  • Professor & Head. Educational Finance Department, National University of Educational Planning and Administration. New Delhi, India. Professor Jandhyala B. G. Tilak share with us some ideas and reflections about private and public higher education models.
  • In this review of global funding trends in higher education (HE), Bikas C. Sanyal, expresses the view that it is impossible to stop private institutions coming into HE because the public sector cannot provide for the enormous demand. Bikas Sanyal believes that UNESCO should concentrate on ensuring...
  • The Autonomous Morelos State University (UAEM for its acronym in Spanish), aware of the environmental and socioeconomic impact that its activities may cause, has assumed its responsibility on the environmental commitment. With the institutionalization of the University Environmental Management...
  • In this article Amy H. Ewen of the University of Kassel presents a historical comparative analysis of the World Bank reports on Higher Education. She critically engages with the proposals of the World Bank emphasizing its success and learning process. She briefly reviews some of the core tenets of...
  • In this article Amanda Schimunek of the University of Kassel presents a discussion regarding the so called “network university” by putting forward the results of two studies undertaken one by the University of Twente, Netherlands and the other by the Carlos III University of Madrid and the...
  • In this article Eduardo Rivera of the University of Kassel, describes the process of implementation of a brand new scholarship programme in Chile which main aim is the development of advanced human capital to build a knowledge economy.

Partners

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

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya
  • Ajuntament de Barcelona