http://www.eaie.org/images/OP23_150.jpgDemocratising knowledge for global development: the role of European higher education institutions, edited by Han Aarts, Tor Halvorsen and Peter Taylor.
This book is number 23 in the EAIE's series of Occasional Papers, and was published in September 2011. All EAIE members attending the 2011 EAIE Conference will receive a free copy at the conference, members not attending will receive a copy by post. Order a copy.
Edited by Han Aarts, Tor Halvorsen and Peter Taylor, ‘Democratising knowledge for global development: the role of European higher education institutions’ is a collection of papers by leading experts exploring one critical question: How can (European) higher education contribute to global human development? Several key themes are addressed by the contributors, including European higher education’s commitment to engaging with partner institutions in the Global South; rethinking ‘globalisation at home’; rethinking ‘knowledge for development’; and seeking new modalities for collaboration and engagement.
In the current period of rapid globalisation and a transformation of the European research university, higher education institutions (HEIs) are encouraged to anticipate what may be expected of them as conscious players in the public domain. This publication aims to highlight some of the key areas and approaches to be considered.