Human and Social Development

  • Mary-Louise Kearney, Consultant to the OECD/IMHE Programme and until recently Director of the Secretariat of the UNESCO Forum on Higher Education, Research and Knowledge, shares her views on the significance of research for the development of a country. She also highlights the importance of...
  • Professor Denise Leite reflects on the concept of innovation and good practices in higher education.
  • The third report `Higher Education in the World´ is about to be presented at the 4th International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education, which starts on 31 March. Cristina Escrigas, GUNI’s Executive Director, talks about its contents and main ideas.
  • Manon Vaal has been promoting the growth of science shops both in the Netherlands and abroad. She talked about the role of science shops as intermediate organizations between society and science. Ms. Vaal also talked about the evolution that science shops have experienced since their appearance 30...
  • Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Higher Education in Africa and Director of the International Network for Higher Education in Africa.
  • 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.
  • “If we only pursue a type of knowledge based on what can be calculated, we will be turning a blind eye to human reality.”
  • "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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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, 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-...
  • The Environmental Sciences Graduate Multidisciplinary Course (MSc & DSc), includes research and formation in five areas: Environmental Assessment; Pollution Prevention and Control; Natural Renewable Resources Management; Environmental Health; and Environmental Management and Policies; in order...
  • 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...
  • The University of Graz, Austria, in collaboration with the University of Novi Sad, Serbia, have developed and implemented a master program on ‘Regional Policies and Development’ at the University of Novi Sad. Both the curriculum as well as joint lectures have resulted from this cooperation. The...
  • In this article the Association of African Universities (AAU) explains how Africa’s higher education sector’s has responded to the HIV-AIDS pandemic in the region as part of its commitment with the community.
  • In this article, Jahir Calvo from the University of Panama, explains the challenges for Latin America regarding international mobility. It is also noted that the region should strive to give their highly skilled and talented professionals adequate and rewarding conditions to stay as a first choice.
  • In this article Dine Brinkman of the Wageningen University, describes the evolution, tasks and scope of the Team Intercultural Dialogue and explores its relevance and main results.
  • 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.
  • In this article Natalia Orellana of the Organization for Higher Education, Co-operation, Research and Development explains how the role of career guidance in higher education is important to engage students and graduates in their own personal and professional development to the benefit of their...

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

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  • Ajuntament de Barcelona