Objectives of the Report
The specific aims of HEIW6 are:
a) To explore the potential conflict, or intrinsic challenges, both in addressing societal demands based on the race for global competitiveness and in contributing to a more equitable and sustainable society at local and global level;
b) To analyse the dual responsibilities of HEIs at local and global level and how to serve and deal with both at the same time.
c) To reflect on how ‘glocal’ engagement should be included in teaching, learning, research and institutional activities, governance and leadership;
d) To describe and analyse the current concept of university social engagement and social responsibility
e) To identify how the different social actors are involved in glocal engagement practices, and how they interact with HEIs;
f) To illustrate how HEIs have linked with society at local and global levels, identifying and presenting the different experiences, mechanisms and structures, and best practices on glocal engagement from around the world.