The 6th Higher Education in the World report "Towards a Socially Responsible University: Balancing the Global and the Local" was presented last Friday 10th March in Barcelona in front of a full Auditorium in the emblematic building of La Pedrera.
Under the title 'Towards a social responsible university: balancing the global with the local', the 6th edition of the HEIW report focuses on the social compromise of universities at a local and global scale.
Each university aspires to become glocal. In this article, Mircea Miclea claims that this identity change occurs rather in rhetoric than in actual practices. So, in order to create a new, glocal, identity, higher education institutions should overcome several obstacles, which he mentions here.
The project is driven by Horizon2020 in order to integrate RRI in university education. GUNi-ACUP is in charge of the HEIRRI dissemination plan which includes the communication and internationalization strategy.
The Concept Paper intends to frame the work of the 6th Higher Education in the World Report (HEIW6) around a comprehensive analysis of the global and local engagement of higher education institutions (HEI). In addition, the Editorial Team is responsible of the general supervision of the HEIW, as...
Up to 30 participants worldwide hold a richly diversified meeting about the social responsibility of higher education was held on September 29 in Barcelona, providing an important look at the strong bridge between universities and society as well as meaningful contributions for the next GUNI’s...
GUNi together with ACUP participated on this Workshop at the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site, highlighting the importance of education on the SDG’s and how Higher Education institutions can contribute to achieve these goals.
The Non-Executive Director of GUNi, Francesc Xavier Grau participated in the III Forum about Environment and Local World and highlighted the challenges of higher education as an important actor within our society.
The Editorial Team of the 6th GUNi Report held its first meeting on Thursday, March 26. Prof. John Goddard (UK), Prof. Ellen Hazelkorn (Ireland), Prof. Budd Hall (Canada) and Prof. Rajesh Tandon (India) are the gest editors for this next edition.
On 11 December, GUNi organized the seminar “The world beyond 2015: is higher education ready? The role of higher education institutions for the Sustainable Development Goals and the Post-2015 Development Agenda” at the Art Nouveau Site of Sant Pau. The seminar, related to the campaign “The world...
In this article, Josep Lobera and Cristina Escrigas reflect upon the universities’ new roles, so that they can face human and social challenges, beyond the paradigm of "ivory tower" or "market-oriented university".