Intellectuals Do Not Create Knowledge

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Thoughts from the Symposium on Mainstreaming University-Community Research Partnerships in New Delhi Budd L Hall Prof. B.L. Mungekar, a senior Indian intellectual and former member of the Government of India’s Planning Commission, shared this stimulating statement in a room filled with academics, higher education policy officials and leaders of key Indian civil society organisations at […]

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Saluting Professor Sir David Watson, a Pioneering Champion of University Civic Engagement

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Remembrances from Colleagues around the World “A powerful voice in the global community university engagement movement, Prof David Watson passed away on February 8, 2015. A renowned scholar, Prof Watson is best known for his leadership in founding the Community University Partnership Programme. As academicians and colleagues from all over the world remember Prof David […]

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Symposium on Mainstreaming University-Community Research Partnerships & Building Capacities of the Next Generation of Community Based Researchers

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9 & 10 April, 2015 Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), India The UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education conducted a symposium on ‘Mainstreaming University-Community Research Partnerships’ on the 9th of April, 2015, at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi. This symposium primarily focused on the practices of CURP across […]

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There are No Neutrals There

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Which Side Are You On is the title of an iconic song of social struggle written by Florence Reece about the Harlan County miner’s strike in mountains of the Eastern USA in the 1930s. Florence was the wife of one of the union organisers.  In that song she says, “They say in Harlan Country, there […]

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