GUNi focuses its research and activity in one specific topic related to the challenges that higher education is facing today. This topic defines the theme of the Higher Education in the World (HEIW) GUNi Report, the International GUNi Conference, the academic seminars and relevant researches and programs endeavored for a period of 2-3 years.

The current topics in which GUNi is working are related to Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the future of the Humanities and the relation between science and humanities in the 21st Century.

So far, GUNi has worked in the Glocal university, engagement, sustainability, quality assurance, human and social development and financing.

We are working on

  • SDGs

    Societies need a global transformation and a clear commitment towards sustainable development, the reduction of social inequalities and the improvement of living conditions at local and global level. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a response to this need: a universal, ambitious,...

  • RRI

    Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is an approach that anticipates and assesses potential implications and societal expectations with regard to...

  • Humanities

    There is a growing concern on the future of the humanities in the higher education system and in our societies at large. We are witnessing very deep changes and transformations in our societies such as environmental, scientific and technological transformations...


  • 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