HE Conference 2010

Education's Commitment to Sustainability: from Understanding to Action

GUNi joins the work on the contribution of higher education to sustainability currently being carried out by international agencies, special programmes of the United Nations, networks and institutions of education in the world with the conviction that the greatest challenge of higher education consists in putting the knowledge at the service of social transformation, a process which at present means moving toward sustainability. The 5th International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education will analyze how higher education in the world is transforming itself to contribute to the articulation of the paradigm of sustainability and how to identify aspects of this transformation in order to discuss and agree upon the ways of action on which one has to advance.

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

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government