Making Engagement Relevant in Higher Education

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“We listen to public, and they have a say in setting the research agenda. After all, universities undertake research with public funds; they must be accountable to the public”. Such were the sentiments expressed during three dialogues on ‘strengthening community engagement in higher education in India’ during March 3-7, 2014.Students and faculty at North Bengal […]

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Arab University Leaders Meet in Amman, Jordan to Discuss Civic Engagement

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Last month, Innovations in Civic Participation (ICP) and Silatech facilitated a consultation in Amman, Jordan, titled “The Role of Civic Engagement in Higher Education.” Over 40 university presidents and senior administrators from across the Arab world gathered to discuss strengthening and expanding civic engagement activities at higher education institutions. “When young people are actively engaged, […]

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Special Call Out to Civil Society Organizations!!

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Last month the UNESCO Chair in CBR and Social Responsibility in Higher Education launched the ‘Strengthening Community University Research Partnerships’ global survey in collaboration with partners, and supported through the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada.  We have received excellent feedback from respondents in over thirty countries and are beginning to see some interesting preliminary results. […]

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2013 Annual Report of UNESCO Chair Available

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We are pleased to be able to share the report of activities carried out during 2013 with all our friends and fellow travellers. Thanks to so many of you for your role in our common work. Pleases feel free in turn to draw it to the attention of others in your organizations or networks. Warm […]

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