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March 20, 2017
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Celebrating 40 Years of Community Based Research with FOIST- A Visit to Sassari, Sardinia, Italy

The Jesuits founded the University of Sassari in 1558 as a Catholic learning institution.  There are over 18,000 students today.  Located in the town of Sassari, in Northern Sardinia, the University has 700 academic staff and 13 departments, study centres … Continue reading

February 27, 2017
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Whose Knowledge Counts? A new study exploring cognitive justice in community university collaborations by Dr. Ceri Jayne Davies, University of Brighton

Interested in a delicious and accessible study that will provide lots of good theory and good stories about knowledge and justice? We are pleased to share some information about a very fine recent doctoral study undertaken by Ceri Davies of … Continue reading

February 1, 2017
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Social Responsibility & Quality Assurance in HEIs

Debates around quality assurance, improvements and excellence in higher education have become shrill of late. Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are being called upon to pay attention to quality issues rather urgently. Policy-makers, government agencies and leadership of HEIs are concentrating … Continue reading

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

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