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Higher Education in the World: Knowledge, Engagement and Higher Education


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TEAM INVOLVED IN THE PREPARATION OF THIS PUBLICATION LIST OF FIGURES, TABLES AND MAPS LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THIS PUBLICATION ABOUT THE AUTHORS GUNI PRESENTATION UNESCO'S INTRODUCTION UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY'S INTRODUCTION UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA BARCELONATECH INTRODUCTION A POEM FOR THE GREAT TURNING EDITORS' INTRODUCTION: KNOWLEDGE, ENGAGEMENT AND HIGHER EDUCATION CONTRIBUTING TO SOCIAL CHANGE PART I. THE CONTEXT I.1 Global challenges I.2 Rio+20: 'The Future We Want.' The first global agenda of the XXI century I.2.1 Rio+20: dynamics, governance and sustainable development goals I.3 The world we imagine I.4 Personal transformation and the consciousness revolution. Conscious life design in the holistic-biocentric evolutive model I.5 Higher education in the world: main trends and facts I.6 Timeline of the main statements of community university engagement PART II. GLOBAL ISSUES ON KNOWLEDGE, ENGAGEMENT AND HIGHER EDUCATION II.1 Community university engagement II.1.1 Community university engagement global terms and terrain II.1.2 Engagement and partnership of higher education institutions with society: experiences, learning and worries II.1.3 The architecture of engagement: financing the institutional structures that support community university partnerships II.2 Knowledge in a new era II.2.1 Redesign progress now! The use of knowledge for a reconceptualized human progress II.2.2 The challenges of knowledge in a knowledge democracy II.2.3 Enlarging the conception of knowledge: the dialogue between ancient knowledge and sciences II.3 Knowledge for and with society II.3.1 Knowledge democracy, cognitive justice and the role of universities II.3.2 Community and civil society as sources of knowledge II.3.3 Shifting to intelligent societies II.4 University social responsibility: a mature and responsible definition II.5 Engagement beyond the third mission: the experience of Albukhary International University II.6 Rebuilding university social engagement PART III. RESEARCH ON KNOWLEDGE, ENGAGEMENT AND HIGHER EDUCATION III Community university engagement initiatives: trends and progress PART IV. REGIONAL DEVELOPMENTS IV.1 Moving beyond the ivory tower: the expanding global movement of engaged universities IV.1.1 Global networks on community university engagement IV.2 Knowledge, engagement and higher education in Africa Inside View IV.2.1 Community university engagement in South Africa Inside View IV.2.2 Knowledge, engagement and higher education in Eastern Africa Spotlight Issues IV.2.3 Theatre for development in support of health service delivery in rural Nigeria Spotlight Issues IV.2.4 Implementing the third mission of universities in Africa: contributing to the millennium development goals Spotlight Issues IV.2.5 Women's empowerment and community engagement IV.2.6 Networks on community university engagement in Africa IV.2.7 Good Practices IV.3 Knowledge, engagement and higher education in the Arab States Inside View IV.3.1 The universities of Palestine and regional engagement Inside View IV.3.2 Knowledge, engagement and higher education in Qatar Inside View IV.3.3 University initiatives in the Arab world: spotlight on Jordan Inside View IV.3.4 Knowledge, engagement and higher education in Morocco Spotlight Issues IV.3.5 Poetry, higher education and social movements Spotlight Issues IV.3.6 The Inclusive Neighborhood project as a case study of civic engagement in Beirut, Lebanon IV.3.7 Networks on community engagement in the Arab states IV.3.8 Good Practices IV.4 Knowledge, engagement and higher education in Asia and the Pacific Inside View IV.4.1 The nexus between knowledge, engagement and higher education in Australia: responding to the complex challenges of our time Inside View IV.4.2 Knowledge, engagement and higher education in India Inside View IV.4.3 Community-based learning: context as text Spotlight Issues IV.4.4 Addressing ageing issues through elder learning in the Asia-Pacific region IV.4.5 Networks on community university engagement in Asia and the Pacific IV.4.6 Good Practices IV.5 Knowledge, engagement and higher education in Europe Inside View IV.5.1 Knowledge production, regional engagement and higher education in Poland Inside View IV.5.2 Community university engagement and social responsibility: community service practices by Turkish higher education institutions Spotlight Issues IV.5.3 The experience of the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement in the UK Spotlight Issues IV.5.4 OECD reviews of higher education in regional and city development IV.5.5 Networks on community university engagement in Europe IV.5.6 Good Practices IV.6 Knowledge, engagement and higher education in Canada and the USA Inside View IV.6.1 Research and training beyond the university walls Spotlight Issues IV.6.2 Bringing community and university scholars together on a national stage: the Canadian Community University Exposition experience Spotlight Issues IV.6.3 Strategic initiatives to impact the institutionalization of community engagement at a public research university IV.6.4 Networks on community university engagement in North America IV.6.5 Good Practices IV.7 Knowledge, engagement and higher education in Latin America and the Caribbean Inside View IV.7.1 Knowledge, engagement and higher education in the Caribbean Inside View IV.7.2 Extramural studies and experiences of learning and service-learning against the logic of university marketization in Brazil Inside View IV.7.3 The social responsibility of higher education in Chile: Aequalis, the higher education forum Spotlight Issues IV.7.4 The role of the university in the transformation of a territory of poverty Spotlight Issues IV.7.5 The Social Entrepreneurship Lab Spotlight Issues IV.7.6 The Indigenous Intercultural University network a place for dialogue on knowledge IV.7.7 Networks on community university engagement in Latin America and the Caribbean IV.7.8 Good Practices PART V. FUTURE VISIONS AND AGENDA FOR ACTION V.1 Transformative knowledge to drive social change: visions for the future PART VI. FURTHER READING VI Recommended bibliography on community university engagement

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THE GLOBAL UNIVERSITY NETWORK FOR INNOVATION (GUNi) is composed of more than 208 members including Higher Education UNESCO Chairs, higher education institutions, networks and other institutions that are highly committed to innovation in higher education. GUNi was set up by UNESCO, the United Nations University (UNU) and the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) Spain, which hosts the secretariat. GUNi's mission is to strengthen the role of higher education in society contributing to the renewal of the visions, missions and policies of higher education across the world under a vision of public service, relevance and social responsibility. See more at:

GUNi has previously published four issues of the Higher Education in the World report
(2006, 2007, 2008, 2011).

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