Vice Chancellor’s Open Lecture & Launch of the GUNi World Report 5, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

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The University of Cape Town organized the Vice Chancellor’s open lecture ion the 26th of August’ 2014, which was delivered by Dr Rajesh Tandon, Co-chair, UNESCO Chair on Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education. Dr Tandon also launched the GUNi World Report 5 on ‘Knowledge Exchange and Higher Education: Contributing to social […]

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Boundary Spanning: Engagement Across Disciplines, Communities, and Geography

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Narratives from 3 presenters at the closing session of the 2013 Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference demonstrate that higher education institutions and communities can forge deep and sustainable relationships to address the “wicked prob lems” in their countries and communities. University leaders in Nigeria described how students and faculty at the American University participate in service-learning […]

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No more enclosures: knowledge democracy and social transformation By Budd Hall and Rajesh Tandon

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In the late 1990s, a Ugandan intellectual and civil society activist called Paulo Wangoola returned home to the Kingdom of Busoga on the Eastern shores of Lake Victoria. After 25 years of work in various parts of Africa and abroad, his message to his Elders was this: “We, the children of Afrika, will never realize […]

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Research for All: Universities and Society – New Open Access journal to be launched in the UK

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The National Coordinating Council for Public Engagement in Higher Education and the Institute of Education in the UK have proposed a new open access journal for all those who are concerned about using knowledge to make a democratic impact on society. It is not clear to what degree contributions from the majority world are envisaged.  […]

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