PRIA’S engagement with Higher Educational Institutions

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‘Over 3 decades PRIA has been engaging with Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) to help them realize their social responsibility towards a community’s needs and aspirations. This has been one of the focal points of action under the UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education’ initiative. Here, we share a document […]

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Is the UNESCO Budget Shamefully Small?

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The total budget of the Toronto District School Board in Canada is six times larger than the UNESCO Annual Budget. Since the USA has withdrawn its budget contributions to UNESCO, an amount representing roughly 22 % of the total budget, the UNESCO budget has shrunk to around $500 million dollars. $500 million dollars for the […]

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Publication of World Report on Higher Education

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The report aims to provide a vision for a new, more socially responsible relationship between universities and the communities they serve by suggesting ways in which higher education can help build a more equitable society. It also charts the progress of the movement for greater civic engagement by universities over the past 10 to 15 years. For […]

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Education Dialogue on Strengthening Community engagement in Higher Education Punjab University 6th – 7th of March’ 2014

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The UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education and the British Council partnered to hold a series of educational dialogues, focused on “Community Engagement in Higher Educational Institutions”. One of them was held at the Punjab University (PU), Chandigarh, India, on the 6th and the 7th of March’ 2014. Prior […]

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Presentation on “Engaged University”, by Dr Andrew Petter, President, Simon Fraser University Lady Shri Ram College January 24’ 2014

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Introduction Dr Meenakshi Gopinath, Principal, LSR College welcomed all the esteemed guests and invitees to the seminar. She introduced her college as being an acronym of leadership in social responsibility in higher education, by way of the various initiatives and efforts it has undertaken. However, she said that still there was a long way to […]

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Panel Discussion on “University Approach to Widening Access: Opportunities in Community Colleges” Chandigarh’ Punjab 6th March’ 2014

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A panel discussion on “University Approach to Widening Access: Opportunities in Community Colleges”, was held in Chandigarh’ Punjab, on the 06th of March’ 2014. The main purpose of the discussion was to explore university approaches to widening access of higher education, primarily through the channel of “Community Colleges”. The panel for the discussion included Dr […]

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Seminar on Community Engagement in Higher Education

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“My agenda is to mobilize my fraternity of NGOs, in this field of community engagement, along with ensuring the mutuality of the benefits of the work done, and its linkage with the core academic curriculum in the Universities.” – Dr Rajesh Tandon, Co-Chair, UNESCO Chair on Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education […]

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Beyond Engagement: Creating Integration, Innovation & Impact

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The University of Victoria hosted CUVIC’ 2014 from the 19th to the 22nd of May’ 2014. Titled as ‘Beyond Engagement: Creating Integration, Innovation & Impact’, the conference witnessed engaging keynote presentations, workshops, poster sessions and field trips. The conference provided a platform for discussions relating to connections between the community and university activists, innovators and […]

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Knowledge Democracy at Going Global Conference, Miami, Florida, USA

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“We are witnessing most glaring economic inequality in human history; before we know it, climate change would have wiped out significant habitations around the world; one human language is lost every two weeks. Without knowledge democracy, humanity’s democratic aspirations would not be realised”, spoke Dr Budd Hall, while launching GUNI’s 5th World Report at the […]

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Engagement with Truth & Reconciliation: Role of Universities?

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“Universities can be sites for learning about and understanding truth—about our histories; they can thus create conditions for reconciliation amongst divided societies”, spoke Bob Rae (former premier of Ontario and leader of Liberal Party in Canada) at the inauguration of CUVIC 2014. Organised by the Institute for Studies and Innovation in Community-University Engagement at University […]

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