Knowledge, Engagement and Higher Education


The creation and dissemination of relevant knowledge could contribute to transforming the paradigms and beliefs established in social, economic and political systems and to moving to creative and innovative way of thinking and imagining news realities. Knowledge could help in raising ethical awareness and facilitating the civic commitment of people and professionals.

  • Article
    In this article Wendy Giles, Debbie Prescott and David Rhodes from Charles Darwin University explain how they are delivering the Bachelor of Teaching and Learning, to Indigenous...
  • Article
    As the Talloires Declaration states, institutions of higher education “do not exist in isolation from society, nor from the communities in which they are located. Instead, they...
  • Manon Vaal

    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...

  • Juan Ramón de la Fuente

    Juan Ramón de la Fuente reflects on the role of higher education institutions and associations in social construction. He believes that universities must look to form partnerships with organizations working in their areas of influence to support initiatives aimed at social construction.



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

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya