Building community research partnerships worldwide

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Structures to facilitate research partnerships globally have been in existence for up to 150 years, but there is an uneven spread of models across a wider range of higher education institutions as new partnerships have emerged in recent years, a comparative study to identify challenges and propose solutions has revealed. Global Trends in Support Structures […]

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Re-positioning Universities in Societies

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The quest for seeking societal relevance of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) continues unabated. Every time governments present annual budgets to their parliaments and/or publics, questions about the relevance of such huge public investment are raised. Higher student enrolment rates as a yardstick for economic development are quoted to justify such investments. National Knowledge Commissions, on […]

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Launch of the book on “Higher Education and Community Based Research”

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Dr Ronaldo Munck (Ireland),  Dr Lorraine McIlrath (Ireland), Dr Rajesh Tandon and Dr Budd Hall have published Higher Education and Community Based Research: A Global Vision with Palgrave McMillan.  In addition to their roles as co-editors, Rajesh Tandon and Budd Hall also wrote the chapter on “Majority World Foundations of CBR”. Dr Crystal Tremblay is […]

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University Grants Commission (UGC) to establish Centre for Fostering Social Responsibility and Community Engagement (CFSRCE) in Universities”

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As part of its efforts to promote access of higher education, under the XII plan guidelines (2012-2017), the University Grants Commission (UGC), the apex body for regulating higher education in India, has rolled out a scheme for establishment of a Centre for Fostering Social Responsibility and Community Engagement (CFSRCE) in universities. Launched in October’2014, this […]

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Launch of the 5th GUNi World Report, 02nd December’2014, Hong Kong

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The Fifth book in the GUNi World Report Series on “Knowledge, Engagement and Higher Education: Contributing to Social Change”, was launched in Hong Kong on the 2nd of December’2014. The event was organized by the Office of President, Library and Office of Service Learning of Lingnan University and the Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi). […]

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Learning Exchanges at the Festival of Learning, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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The ASPBAE Festival of Learning, was organized from 18-21 November 2014 at Yogyakarta, Indonesia to commemorate the 50th anniversary of ASPBAE. The main objective of the Festival was to discuss the Education agenda beyond 2015 and to discuss a framework of action during the World Education Forum in May 2015 in Incheon, Korea. The Festival […]

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Re-imagining Higher Education

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Learning takes place in the heart, the hands and the home, not just in the head. What does that mean for the universities of the future? Kelly Teamey and Udi Mandel, co-creators of the Enlivened Learning Project, have put together a brilliant piece on Higher Education and Knowledge Democracy. Read more at: https://www.opendemocracy.net/transformation/kelly-teamey-udi-mandel/reimagining-higher-education

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The Second Asia Engage Regional Conference 17th – 20th November’ 2014 Bali, Indonesia

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Unfortunately, what our most of our higher education is dealing with today is abstract research problems, research which remains unconnected to real life, and in the bargain, it is producing poorly educated students who don’t care”, thus spoke Ms. Lou Melegrito, Director, COSCA, DLSU, Philippines at the second AsiaEngage Regional Conference held from the 17th […]

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Mother Tongue Scholarship: A week with Ugandan Intellectuals

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In the fields of participatory research or community based research we acknowledge that knowledge is also being created in community organisations or social movements without any involvement whatsoever by academics.  The reality is that knowledge is largely created outside of higher education institutions in any case.  But for those of us associated with universities and […]

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New Community University Engagement Network formed in East Africa & Launch of the 5th GUNi World Report at Makerere University, Kampala

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: On the 27th and the 28th of October’2014, a networking meeting on community university engagement took place in Kampala, Uganda. This meeting witnessed the participation of representatives from the academia and the community organizations alike. This meetings laid the foundation stone for a new higher education network for supporting community university engagement in different […]

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