Higher Education in the World 3

Higher Education: New Challenges and Emerging Roles for Human and Social Development

This Report analyses the latest knowledge, research, experiences and practices to rethink and propose new routes for the interchange of values between higher education institutions and society. This may be achieved through reconsidering the role that is assigned to higher education in terms of its contribution to human and social development in economic, political, social, human, environmental and cultural spheres.

Higher Education in the World 3

The report includes papers written by 52 eminent scholars from around the world, including 14 global and regional contributions, 29 special contributions and 14 good practices. It also contains a Delphi poll of 214 higher education experts and practitioners giving their views on the subject, as well as supporting statistics, analytical maps and a detailed bibliography.


  • 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