GUNi Talks

  • Reflections on the future of the humanities and the relation between science, technology and humanities in the 21st Century. Interview to the Editorial Team and Local Advisory Board of the new edition of the Higher Education in the World Report 7, to be presented on the 10th December 2019 in...
  • Open letter from the GUNi Director, Josep M. Vilalta, about the new edition of the Higher Education in the World Report 7 to be published in 2019. The HEIW7 will be devoted to the future of the humanities and the relation between science, technology and humanities in the 21st Century.
  • Josep M. Vilalta and Rajesh Tandon answer questions on the role of Higher Education and the achievement of the Sustainable Develpment Goals
  • Francesc Xavier Grau. Picture:
    Interview to the former non-executive director of GUNi & leader of the 6th HEIW Report Editorial Team
  • Interview with Ellen Hazelkorn
    In the interview, Ellen talks about the next GUNi Report, university rankings and their popularity, social impact, and how to measure the reaching of the SDGs.
  • “The idea of development should be thought trough in terms of mobility” Prof. Dr. Parvati Nair said.
  • In this interview, Carl Lindberg, Member of the UNESCO High-Level Panel on Education of Sustainable Development (ESD) and Special Advisor to the Swedish National Commission for UNESCO on ESD, reflects upon the role of higher education institutions in sustainable development and the importance to...
  • Gwang-Jo Kim
    Gwang-Jo Kim, Director of UNESCO Bangkok, explains the challenges higher education is facing in the Asia-Pacific region and reflects upon the role of the regional UNESCO office in the enhancement of higher education in the region.
  • In this interview William Scott, emeritus professor at the University of Bath and director of the South West Learning for Sustainability Coalition, highlights that students need to be helped in seeing connections between the sustainability-related issues they study formally in their degrees, and...
  • In this interview the Chief Executive Officer of Universia talks about the challenges of the Ibero-American universities, the Universia Declaration Rio 2014, the creation of an Ibero-American space of knowledge and the collaboration between Universia and GUNi.
  • In this interview Roberto Fernández talks about the new stage of the network after ACUP assumed its secretariat and presidency on May 2014.
  • Budd Hall, Canada. UNESCO Chair in Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education
  • In this interview Budd Hall, Secretary of the Global Alliance on Community Engaged Research, and Rajesh Tandon, Founder and Chief Functionary of the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), elaborate on the main themes of the upcoming GUNi 6th Conference: transformative knowledge and the...
  • 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-...
  • 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, Mercè Junyent talks about the competencies of Higher Education professionals on sustainability and highlights the least developed competencies and what are the training needs for Higher Education professionals.
  • In this interview, Alexei Smirnov speaks about the capacities necessary to work in an increasingly globalized world, as well as his university’s efforts in international relations and some issues facing sustainability in his specific region.
  • 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.
  • Tarah Wright discusses about the relevance of sustainability research, its advantages, limitations as well as the need to go beyond the ivory tower and find innovative and holistic ways to create awareness about sustainability among stakeholders. She is an associate professor of Environmental...
  • In this interview, Paul Rowland of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) explains the importance of increasingly including sustainability in higher education and the leading role that AASHE is taking on that regard



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  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

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