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Call for Papers: GUNI International Conference on Higher Education, 31 March-2 April 2008, Barcelona, Spain

14 November 2007

The Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI) is holding its IV International Conference on Higher Education “New challenges and emerging roles for human and social development” from 31 March-2 April 2008 in Barcelona, Spain. The conference, hosted by the Technical University of Catalonia, will examine the role that higher education is currently playing or should be playing in the future to contribute effectively to human and social development in the context of globalisation. GUNI has launched a call for papers, which are to be presented during the workshop sessions of the conference. The papers can be either of theoretical and academic type, reflecting research results, or practical, exposing experiences and good practices in any of the following thematic lines:
  • ethics and relevance of scientific knowledge: what knowledge for what society?
  • knowledge technologies for social transformation;
  • higher education and gender equity;
  • higher education, arts and creativity:
  • the role of higher education in peace building and reconciliation process;
  • higher education for intercultural dialogue and multiculturalism;
  • higher education for sustainable development;
  • higher education and citizenship, participation and democracy.

The deadline for submission of proposals is the 10 January 2008. For more information about the conference, please visit the conference website or contact Joan Mayans.

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