Transforming community engagement in higher education

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Dr Rajesh Tandon, President, PRIA & Co-chair, UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education and Ms. Wafa Singh, Program Officer, PRIA pen down their thoughts on how the policy makers and the higher education in India are  slowly but surely, beginning to realize the importance of community engagement. They also […]

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Social Innovation, Power and Transformation: A Disquieting Conversation

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Budd L Hall, Co-Chair UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education The fog bank of social innovation has been moving inalterably from the oceans of social thought towards the shores of community organisations, local governments, and now to institutions of higher education.  My concern is that both the discourse and […]

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Talloires Network Leadership Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, 02-04 December’2014

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The Talloires Network Leaders Conference: “Live Engagement, Transform Lives” took place from December 2 through December 4, 2014 at the Spier Conference Center and Hotel located in Stellenbosch Winelands, about 50 km from Cape Town, South Africa. TNLC 2014 hosted leaders of universities from around the world for charting the next stage of the global […]

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Agreement signed with the Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi)

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Prof. Budd Hall, Founder of the Office of Community Based Research (OCBR) at the University of Victoria, Canada, and Prof. Rajesh Tandon, President of the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), India, started collaborating with GUNi in 2008, during the elaboration of the 3rdGUNi Report on Higher Education in the World 3: New Challenges […]

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Thank you David – Professor Sir David Watson – 1949-2015

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It is with great sadness that we note the passing of a remarkable scholar, a generous higher education leader and a powerful voice in the global community university engagement movement.  David passed away on February 8, 2015 at his home in Lewes, England after a tragically short battle with pancreatic cancer. Sir David may be […]

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Transforming Higher Education through Community Engagement in India

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Universities in India can realise their potential for democratic development of the country only through a transformative process. Community Engagement (CE) can be a vehicle for such a transformation of higher education in the country. Such views were deliberated upon during a day-long brainstorming session convened by UNESCO Chair (Dr Rajesh Tandon) at PRIA last […]

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Consultative Meeting on Proposal Development under the new UGC Scheme for Establishing Centre for Fostering Social Responsibility and Community Engagement, PRIA, New Delhi, 30th January 2015

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University’s Perspective: Prof Meenakshi Gopinath, Mentor and Former Principal, Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi “In the wake of this new scheme, it is incumbent for us to seize this opportunity, for it is for the first time that Participatory Research has entered the domain of Higher Education. Today, we are looking at participatory […]

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