Reclaiming the idea of the University: Decolonisation of Knowledge

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We are most often told that when the idea of the university was first put forward in ancient India, Egypt or some years later in medieval Europe, that a small group of people wanted to create a space for intentional learning in ways that would allow them to understand their world, support dreams of a […]

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Launch of the GUNi World Report 5 in different parts of the world

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The 5th Book in the GUNi World report series was launched in various parts of the world in the year 2014. A brief update on the events which witnessed the book launch is as follows: March 3-7, Delhi, Punjab, Bengal (India): Education dialogue on "Strengthening Community Engagement in Higher Education Institutions’ sponsored by the British […]

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Education Dialogue on Strengthening Community Engagement in Higher Education at Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT-G) 17th and 18th September’ 2014

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A one and a half day Education Dialogue, was held in the premises of Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati on the 17th and the 18th of September’ 2014. The event was organized by IIT-G, in collaboration with British council, ICSSR, and UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education. The dialogue […]

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Community Engagement is about Curriculum & Pedagogy

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“I am from a Naga community near Kohima; my ancestors taught me fishing, forestry and hunting. Now I am studying for my PhD in this prestigious institute of technology. How can I relate these studies to my own existential realities? How can I undertake field work  based on long and committed period of engagement in […]

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Free and Decentralised in London for Social Change: The Unusual Suspects Festival, London England September 2-5

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The Social Innovation Exchange, Collaborate and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK branch) pooled their talents, energies and resources to create spaces for people to make unlikely connections that can create “real social change”. They programmed four days with 28 events, each held in a different venue scattered across London.  While registration for each event was […]

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Global Trends for Support Structures in Community University Research Partnerships: Survey Results, September 2014

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Under the IDRC Project on ‘Community University Research Partnerships’, a global survey was undertaken, to map community university research partnerships, the structures in this regard and the perspectives of various stakeholders. The survey results also documents the ‘best practices’ undertaken in different parts of the world to support such partnerships. You can find the full […]

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Encyclopedia of Action Research Published

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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research edited by Mary Brydon-Miller and David Coghlan, with Rajesh Tandon and Budd Hall as Associate Editors brings together the many strands of action research and addresses the interplay between these disciplines by presenting a state-of-the-art overview and comprehensive breakdown of the key tenets and methods of action research as […]

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Dr Budd Hall meets Helen Murray, Open Society Foundation

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Dr Budd Hall had a visit with Helen Murray of the Open Society Foundation in London on 28th August’ 2014.  The Open Society Foundation (OSF) was created by George Soros and it has been an important source of funding for post graduate studies and the strengthening of civil society organizations originally just with the former […]

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