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December 28, 2016
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Knowing Home: Braiding Indigenous Science with Western Science: An Exciting Advance for Knowledge Democracy

Professors Gloria Snively and Wanotst’a7 Lorna Williams have just published a the first of what will be two books on the Indigenous Science of a region of North western North America. This book, a towering achievement, is moreover available as … Continue reading

December 14, 2016
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Knowledge and Racial Justice: The Movement of African Descendants in Latin America

It has been my privilege to attend the Second Symposium on the Afrodescendants Movement and Latin American Studies organized by the Afro-Latin American Research Institute at the Hutchins Center of Harvard University and the University of Cartagena in Colombia held … Continue reading

December 2, 2016
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Science with and for Society

Over the course of the 21st century, Europe has been experimenting with new paradigms of science. Starting with a conversation between institutions and leaders of science with citizenry, science and society, the focus began to shift to science for society. … Continue reading

November 17, 2016
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Education for Tomorrow

Learning to do, learning to be, learning to learn! Purpose of education in general, and higher education in particular, has been variously defined by philosophers, educationists and policy-makers. In today’s context where knowledge economy is fast dominating the productive physical … Continue reading

October 24, 2016
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Engaged University: What does it do?

Several recent examples of ‘engaged’ university have been brought into public discourse about civic engagement and social responsibility in higher education. Many still wonder: What does it look like? What does it do? Take a look: Students of a senior … Continue reading

September 13, 2016
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From Public to Common Good: Rethinking Education

Budd Hall participated in a panel on the UNESCO publication Rethinking Education: Towards a Global Common Good as part of the European Society for Research in the Education of Adults (ESREA) held at the Irish National University in Maynooth, Ireland … Continue reading

August 12, 2016
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National Mainstreaming of Community-based Research

It is a rare phenomenon when a progressive, innovative and transformative approach to research is mainstreamed in national policy. But this is precisely what Indonesia has done. The national policy on higher education in Indonesia mandates community engagement by all … Continue reading

June 24, 2016
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Living Knowledge Network Full of Life

The Living Knowledge Network (LKN), a network originating with the creation of science shops in the Netherlands during the politically charged times of the 1960s and 70s has come together for a 7th time, this year in Dublin hosted by … Continue reading

May 20, 2016
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Social Responsibility, the Public Good and Higher Education

University campuses in South Africa erupted last year as a wave of demands for a decolonised curriculum swept across that country.  Echoes of those cries were picked up by students at universities such as Oxford, with #Rhodesmustfall tweets and the … Continue reading

April 22, 2016
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Change or Disappear

“Academic institutions must find new ways to engage with society or they will not survive” These were the inaugural words of Prof. S.K. Pandey, Vice-Chancellor of Pandit Ravi Shankar Shukla University in Raipur, Chhattisgarh on April 20, 2016 at the … Continue reading

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