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June 7, 2017
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International Conference on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Actors & Implementation; September 18-19, 2017

Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi) will be hosting an ‘International Conference on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Actors & Implementation’ on September 18-19, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. This leading Conference aims to create a permanent and multidisciplinary knowledge network on the … Continue reading

June 5, 2017
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Forthcoming publication: ‘Community Based Participatory Research for Health’

Another promising book on ‘Community Based Participatory Research for Health: Advancing social and health equity (third edition)’ , is in the pipeline and will be published in due course. Edited by Nina Wallerstein, Bonnie Duran, John Oetzel & Meredith Minkler, the … Continue reading

May 31, 2017
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Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Durban University of Technology (DUT), Durban, South Africa

Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at DUT is supporting community business development in many locations in KZN province for the past 2 years. The project in Willofontein community of Pietermaritzburg area has begun to create a set of cooperatives around different … Continue reading

May 26, 2017
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Linking impact to the UN Sustainable Development Goals – assessing 10 years of engaged-scholarship at the University of Victoria

The increasing importance and value of civic engagement in Higher Educational Institutions (HEI) around the world has led to a strong emphasis on evaluating and measuring the impact of these activities, particularly as it relates to the mutual benefit of … Continue reading

May 23, 2017
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Indonesia’s Community Engagement Strategy helps model flood-risk

Indonesia, is one of the countries who has shown exemplary commitment to Community University Engagement. The higher education in the country has been extremely accommodating towards integration of community engagement practices in the regular academic curriculum. This has been majorly because of … Continue reading

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

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