Achieving the Millennium Development Goals. The Russian Federation.
In this article Olga Sheremetova, currently a student in the Master programme Higher Education Research and Development at the University of Kassel, Germany, explains how the Russian Federation is working on the Millennium Development Goals' implementation.
Community-University Engagement in 2030. A scenario
On October 17, the ‘Big Tent' group of regional and global community engagement networks held their second global video dialogue. The PASCAL International Observatory at the University of Glasgow hosted the event with Rajesh Tandon, GACER Chair and PRIA President and Michael Osborne, PASCAL Director and Professor of Adult Education sharing the hosting roles.
United Nations University Call for RCE applications 2012
The United Nations University is now calling for applications for new Regional Centres of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development.
GUNi Collaborator Budd Hall named UNESCO Co-Chair in Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education
UNESCO is dedicated to promoting collaboration among nations, and Hall's prestigious Chair appointment provides new opportunities for his leadership in building community research capacity in the global south.
UNESCO-GPU Publishes Next Edition of “La Cuestión Universitaria”
The UNESCO Chair in University Management and Policy has published the 7th volume of its semi-annual journal titled “Los estudiantes universitarios en la era digital” (University Students in the Digital Era).
University of The Gambia Officials Explore Opportunities for Collaboration with the Earth Institute
A possible new cooperation has led to talks between officials from the University of The Gambia, governmental figures and officals from Columbia University in New York City.
Port Harcourt University & AAU Train Students on HIV/AIDS Control Skills
This program is part of the efforts aimed at tackling the spread of HIV/AIDS pandemic.
UNU Invites Papers for the Earth System Governance Tokyo 2013 Conference
The Conference is to be held on 28–31 January 2013 in Tokyo, Japan.
The PUJ-Bogotá hosts “The Production of Clean Energy: A Challenge for the 21st Century”
The PUJ is hosting a conference aimed at tackling one of our era's major threats to sustainability.
UA Residence Halls Earn Highest Sustainability Award
UA has earned its second and third LEED Platinum certifications.
QS releases list of world's “best student cities”
QS has recently released its list of the top 50 cities in the world for student life, taking into account such variables as affordability, city size and quality of life.
UNESCO Chair in Biosciences Ethics Established at the University of Khartoum, Sudan
The establishment of the UNESCO Chair could strengthen teaching and research programs related to the activities of the new center in the country's capital.
India's National Knowledge Network expanding
With a budget of roughly US $1.23 billion, the network is slowly but surely expanding to connect universities across the vast country, and giving access to untapped sources of knowledge, and being lauded ad nothing short of a "technical revolution".
Erasmus student exchange program to expand
The European Commission has announced that the number of Erasmus study abroad exchanges will increase nearly twofold, seeing nearly five million students study abroad between 2014 and 2020.
Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific: Strategic Responses to Globalization
Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific: Strategic Responses to Globalization. Marginson, Simon; Kaur, Sarjit and Sawir, Erlenawati. Eds. Springer Publishing 2011
Gendered Choices: Learning, Work, Identities in Lifelong Learning
Jackson, Sue; Malcolm, Irene and Thomas, Kate. Eds. Springer Publishing 2011
Critical Women: Women as Agents of Change through Higher Education
When: Mar 06, 2012 to Mar 08, 2012
Where: Colombo, Sri Lanka
The American Council on Education's 94th Annual Meeting: Ahead of the Curve
When: Mar 10, 2012 to Mar 13, 2012
Where: Los Angeles, California USA
Excellence 2012 Conference: Excellence Revisited – The Value of Excellence
When: Apr 18, 2012 to Apr 20, 2012
Where: Aarhus, Denmark
Universities Australia Higher Education Conference 2012
When: Mar 07, 2012 to Mar 09, 2012
Where: Canberra, Australia
PERL Conference 2012 - Beyond Consumption: Pathways to Responsible Living
When: Mar 19, 2012 to Mar 20, 2012
Where: Berlin, Germany
Learning Cities
Michael Osborne, Director of CRADALL and Co-Director of the Pascal Observatory of the University of Glasgow, and Norman Longworth visited GUNi last February to discuss about Learning Cities and the role of universities.
GUNi, IAU and AAU Project “Sustainable Development in Sub-Saharan African Higher Education Institutions”
GUNi met with Hilligje van't Land, IAU Director Membership and Programme Development, in January 2012 to work on the development of the Handbook of Good Practices.
GUNi Executive Committee annual meeting
On 15 February, the Executive Committee held its annual meeting. As usual, was attended by the founding members: Antoni Giró, Rector Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech (UPC); Konrad Osterwalder, Rector United Nations University (UNU), who delegated his representation in Tiziana Scaramagli. We acknowledge the presence of David Atchoarena -Director of the Division for Planning and Development of Education Systems, Education Sector- who attended as the new interlocutor from UNESCO.

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