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About community engagement

Community engagement refers to the development of relationships by higher education institutions with stakeholders in their local or regional communities in order to address societal needs, in a way that is mutually beneficial.

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Project objective

The objective of the TEFCE project is to develop innovative and feasible policy tools at the university and European level for supporting, monitoring and assessing the community engagement of higher education institutions.

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Project news

New European Commission report on university-community engagement

The report proposes that universities play an important role when it comes to societal needs and gives a new definition of community engagement.
August 15, 2020

TEFCE featured in recent international publications on higher education policy

The TEFCE project has been featured in more than five relevant publications, including OECD and DAAD.
July 15, 2020

TEFCE webinar hosted by GUNi

The Global University Network for Innovation and the TEFCE Project held the webinar TEFCE Toolbox for Community Engagement in Higher Education – From Theory to Practice
July 1, 2020

In Memoriam: Paul Benneworth

It is with immense sadness that we announce that our colleague Paul Benneworth died unexpectedly on Tuesday 12 May 2020 at the age of 46.
May 20, 2020
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IAU report on impact of COVID-19 on higher education

June 15, 2020

New study: Internationalisation in Higher Education for Society (IHES)

June 15, 2020

England: Launch of Knowledge Exchange Framework

March 1, 2020

Position paper: Responsible Research & Innovation (RRI) in Horizon Europe

February 15, 2020
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