08 février 2014

2nd Arab-Euro Conference on Higher Education, Amman, Jordan (10-12 June, 2014)

LogoEUA invites its members to participate in and actively contribute to the 2nd Arab-Euro Conference on Higher Education (AECHE) that will take place in Amman, Jordan, from 10 to 12 June 2014.
Organised jointly by the Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT), EUA, University of Barcelona and the Association of Arab Universities (AARU), it will bring together university representatives from Europe and the Arab world to discuss higher education development trends in both regions, particularly with regards to student and staff mobility and its relevance in intra-regional and bi-regional cooperation. Themes that will be covered include:

  • Internationalisation through regional cooperation and mobility programmes
  • The role of student and staff mobility in educating the citizens and employees of tomorrow
  • The development, management and strategic interest of joint degrees
  • The role of leadership in building institutional partnerships and incentivising student and staff mobility

Following up on the first AECHE conference held at the University of Barcelona (UB) in May 2013, this is one of a number of international dialogue activities that EUA facilitates in collaboration with its members (see also First Arab-Euro University Conference on Higher Education). Both, proposals for presentations and expressions of interest to participate in the event, can be sent to gemma.fagan@eua.be. More information, including the preliminary programme, is also available on the conference website. Read more...

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Mahidol University has been ranked the 1st Tailand ecofriend University

GUNi LogoMahidol University has been ranked 1st Univeristy in Tailand and 31st worldwide by UI Green Meetric World Universities Ranking 2013
For the second straight year Mahidol University is ranked first among Thai universities in Green Metric World University Ranking 2013. This is an initiative of Universitas Indonesia which launched in 2010 as part of its strategy of raising its international standing, the University hosted an International Conference on World University Rankings on 16 April 2009. See more...

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The Cooperative University of Colombia announces how transforms its money in públic benefits

GUNi LogoThe University explains how transform into social value its money.
The Cooperative University of Colombia (La Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia) publishes the 2013 summary of how transform into social value the money that receives in an exercise of accountability that responds to the social responsibility of this institution. See more information of the report here. See more...

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MOOCs: Game Changer or Passing Fad?

GUNi LogoRUSC. Universities and Knowledge Society Journal launches a call for papers for the next Special Section on 'MOOCs: Game Changer or Passing Fad? '
GUNi is pleased to present: Higher Education in the World Report 5: Knowledge, Engagement and Higher Education: Contributing to Social Change, that has been published this week by Palgrave MacMillan. The Report is a collective work published as part of the GUNi series on the social commitment of universities. It is the result of a global and regional analysis of higher education in the world, with a specific subject chosen for each edition. Edited by GUNi, Bud Hall (Canada) and Rajesh Tandon (India) have been the guest editors. Seventy three authors from all the world regions have contributed to this edition. See more...

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1st. International Forum on University Global Social Responsibility Universities in Action

GUNi Logo1st. International Forum on University Global Social Responsibility Universities in Action: Emerging Perspectives on Global Social Responsibility
The Forum is organized by the Institute for Global Social Responsibility at the Seul National University, UNESCO Bangkok, the UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsability and GUNi. It will be held in Seul on March 24-25. See more...

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NEW GUNi WORLD REPORT: Knowledge, Engagement and Higher Education: Contributing to Social Change

GUNi LogoGUNi is pleased to present: Higher Education in the World Report 5: Knowledge, Engagement and Higher Education: Contributing to Social Change, that has been published this week by Palgrave MacMillan. The Report is a collective work published as part of the GUNi series on the social commitment of universities. It is the result of a global and regional analysis of higher education in the world, with a specific subject chosen for each edition. Edited by GUNi, Bud Hall (Canada) and Rajesh Tandon (India) have been the guest editors. Seventy three authors from all the world regions have contributed to this edition. See more...

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UALL 2014 Annual Conference - Update and further Details

The Universities Association for Lifelong LearningUALL 2014 Annual Conference – Update
University of London
Transforming pedagogy? Flexible learning, teaching and innovation in the 21st century
9th to 11th April
We are pleased to bring you up to date with the preparations and arrangements for our Annual Conference; the Drinks Reception, Book Launch and Conference Dinner will now be held at The Grand Connaught Rooms. The drinks reception will be in the Crown Room, and the Conference Dinner in the Cornwall Room. We have also been offered their top menu - engagingly known as the 'Titanic Menu'.
updated outline Conference Programme
Registration Form
List of Hotels
Directions to University of London. More...

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National Strategy For Access And Student Success

The Universities Association for Lifelong LearningDue to be launched in autumn 2103 the National Strategy for Access and Student Success – in England - has still not been published. The strategy, jointly developed by HEFCE and OFFA, was designed to provide a framework for universities and colleges with Access Agreements to develop their own five-year institutional strategies. Neither have we seen the guidance for production of the 2015/16 Access Agreement which was scheduled for publication on 23 January. Of course effective delivery of a strategy is dependent on resources and, with BIS suffering budget reductions, we can only surmise that cuts in funding are the reason for the delay. If members have information on the situation in the rest of the UK it would be very interesting to hear as these cuts could have a significant impact on our work. More...

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A Creationism Debate, Seriously?!

https://s3.amazonaws.com/hackedu/header_new.pngBy Audrey Watters. For Your Viewing…
PBS premiered American Promise, a documentary about two Black boys’ experience at the elite Dalton School. (The film is available online for the next month.)
Christian author Ben Ham and “The Science Guy” Bill Nye debated creationism. (The video is here.) Because I guess in 2014 in America evolution is still up for debate. Read more...

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