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May 12, 2017
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GUNi Newsletter: May 2017

The Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi), an international higher education network, was created in 1999, within the framework the UNITWIN / UNESCO Chairs Programme, by UNESCO, UNU and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). It encourages higher education institutions to redefine their role, embrace this process of transformation … Continue reading

May 9, 2017
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President Andrew Petter’s Closing Remarks at C2UExpo, 2017

Professor Andrew Petter, President and Vice-Chancellor of Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada (which hosted the C2UExpo, 2017) delivered the closing address at the conference on May 5, 2017. C2UExpo, this year, emerged as a stimulating gathering of academics, community … Continue reading

May 2, 2017
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Innovation in Student Engagement: Story from Michigan State University (MSU), USA

Prof. Henry Brimmer, faculty member in Michigan State University’s Department of Advertising and Public Relations has developed an exciting program that brings students from around the world to collaboratively tackle an advertising issue generated by a business wishing to expand … Continue reading

April 26, 2017
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UNESCO Bangkok launches its new publication, titled ‘Recalibrating Careers in Academia: Professional Advancement Policies & Practices in Asia Pacific’

UNESCO Bangkok’s new publication is now online! Together with experts from the Education Research Institutes Network (ERI-Net), UNESCO Banglok launched a two-year project to assess professional advancement policies and practices of higher education teaching personnel in Asia and the Pacific. … Continue reading

March 23, 2017
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New Book Alert: ‘Putting knowledge to work: Collaborating, Influencing & Learning for International Development

Dramatic changes in the ecosystem for international development are now pressing civil society organizations (CSOs) to invest more in knowledge to remain significant players. While the need for creative thinking and experimentation is greater than ever, there is still very … Continue reading

March 17, 2017
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The realities of community-university engagement: lessons from within the labyrinth

People’s Knowledge Collective, a cross-theme working group at Coventry University, UK, introduce their new book ‘People’s Knowledge and Participatory Action Research: Escaping the White-walled Labyrinth’. ‘Even the walls are white’ observed Leonard Harris, a black man navigating the ‘labyrinth’ of the … Continue reading

March 14, 2017
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Study Report on ‘Impact of Community-engaged Research (CER)’ at University of Victoria (UVic), Canada, March 2017

Community-engaged Research (CER) at the University of Victoria (UVic) has made a significant impact in our local and global community in almost all of the UN Sustainable Development Goals at varying levels (i.e. micro, messo, macro).  Students have been central … Continue reading

March 3, 2017
by Dr. Budd Hall, UNESCO Co-Chair
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Participatory Research, Cognitive Justice and Knowledge Democracy in French-Speaking Countries of the Global South: The Open Science in Haiti and Africa (SOHA) Project

We have recently received a book curated by Florence Piron, an anthropologist and ethicist at the Université Laval in Quebec, Samuel Regulus, a Haitian anthropologist who is now professor at the Université d’État d’Haïti and Marie Sophie Dibounje Madiba, chief … Continue reading

March 2, 2017
by Dr. Budd Hall, UNESCO Co-Chair
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Recherche participative, justice cognitive et démocratie scientifique dans les pays francophones des Suds : Le projet SOHA (science ouverte en Haïti et en Afrique francophone)

Nous venons de recevoir un livre dirigé par Florence Piron, anthropologue et éthicienne de l’Université Laval (Québec), Samuel Regulus, anthropologue haïtien qui enseigne à l’Université d’État d’Haïti et Marie Sophie Dibounje Madiba, responsable du Centre de documentation du CERDOTOLA (Centre … Continue reading

February 3, 2017
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The Launch issue of the ‘Research for All’ Journal is now available!

Research for All is a new open-access journal focusing on research that involves universities and communities, services or industries working together. It highlights the potential in public engagement for robust academic study, development of involved communities and research that has impact. Theoretical … Continue reading

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