29-30 August 2007, U Thant HallThe UNU/UNESCO conference aims at providing a forum to further explore and discuss the challenges and opportunities globalization poses to higher education and the Higher Educations Institutions (HEIs); the roles HEIs will have to play to chart the most passable pathways towards humankind’s shared future. Related issues were addressed at UNESCO’s World Conference on Higher Education (1998) and various other conferences, in particular, of the International Association of Universities (IAU). This conference can in part build on the outcomes of these conferences and of previous UNU/UNESCO conferences on (1) Globalization with a Human Face: Benefiting All; (2) Globalization and Intangible Cultural Heritage: Opportunities, Threats and Challenges; (3) Globalization Sustaining the Future - Globalization and Education for Sustainable Development; and in particular (4) Globalization, Challenges and Opportunities for Science and Technology.
Attention will be given to the changing scope and responsibilities of higher education and the HEIs in a globalized increasingly knowledge-intensive world, the changing environment for HEIs and their institutional responses, the ways in which they cope with new challenges and seize opportunities, the social responsibility of HEIs and the ways in which they (should) help to open up pathways towards what is an increasingly shared future.
Only the plenary sessions of the conference are being webcast live, and the webcast will remain available online after the conference ends as “archive”.
August 29, Morning Session
August 30, Afternoon Session
August 30, Morning Session