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September 29, 2019
by Dr. Budd Hall, UNESCO Co-Chair
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In the spirit of Gandhi-Ji: Thoughts on Higher Education

Dr Budd Hall, UNESCO Co-Chair on Community-based Research & Social Responsibility in Higher Education, Professor Emeritus, University of Victoria, Canada September 25, 2019 I have emerged from several days of conversation and reflection on the value of Gandhian thought to … Continue reading

March 31, 2019
by Budd L Hall and Rajesh Tandon
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The Question of Rankings: Once More with Feeling

A young professor in Malaysia told us that “The Ministry of Higher Education tells us that we should all publish in English-language international journals”. A Vice-Chancellor in the UK told a group of senior leaders that, “We don’t like the … Continue reading

February 11, 2019
by Dr Rajesh Tandon
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Count your Futures: Why Girls in India Should Study Maths

Enrolment of girls in engineering and science courses at university level is rather low, despite some recent attempts towards affirmative action by central and state governments. Girls studying science mostly prefer biology, not physics or mathematics. A recent survey done … Continue reading

February 4, 2019
by Dr. Budd Hall, UNESCO Co-Chair
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Decolonization: not just a buzzword…

This is the name of a ‘headphone verbatim show’ capturing campus conversations at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies.  It will be the third interaction with discourses of decolonisation and epistemic justice that I will have within two weeks. … Continue reading

December 19, 2018
by Dr Rajesh Tandon
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Transformative Partnerships: UNESCO & Its Chairs

On 10 December 2018, 73rd Human Rights Day, ten UNESCO Chairs in India met with UNESCO team (based in New Delhi) and the UNESCO Commission in India. It was a unique first moment – these Chairs had gathered together to … Continue reading

November 28, 2018
by Dr. Budd Hall, UNESCO Co-Chair
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Sejahtera, Values and Higher Education

On November 15 and 16, Tan Sri Dato Dzulkifly Abdul bin Razak, the newly appointed Rector of the International Islamic University of Malaysia hosted a conference on Values and Higher Education for 600 faculty and staff of the IIUM and … Continue reading

November 15, 2018
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“We are de-universalising the knowledge systems of the global North”: International Association of Universities 2018 International Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The words quoted above were spoken by Prof. Mandla Makhanya, Vice-Chancellor of the University of South Africa (UNISA), an open university with more than 380,000 students. He was responding to the question “Are we adapting to or shaping a transforming … Continue reading

November 2, 2018
by Dr. Budd Hall, UNESCO Co-Chair
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Social Infrastructure and Social Responsibilities: Extending our understanding of engagement

Followers of research studies, blogs and social media communications associated with our UNESCO Chair in CBR and Social Responsibility in Higher Education will have heard much about community engaged learning and community led participatory research as well as the opportunities … Continue reading

October 29, 2018
by Dr Rajesh Tandon
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Building Local Community

“We would like to embed engagement in our university’s DNA”, said Prof Peter Keller, Provost & Vice-President Academic of Simon Fraser University (SFU) last week. He was interacting with mentors of the UNESCO Chair’s Knowledge for Change (K4C) initiative. Coming … Continue reading

October 16, 2018
by Dr Rajesh Tandon
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Science, Spirituality And Satyagraha: Life and Times of G.D. Agarwal

G.D. Agarwal passed away on 11 October, after a four-month hunger strike to push the government to clean up the river Ganga. In this obituary, Rajesh Tandon remembers the man and the times he lived in. I first met Prof … Continue reading

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