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Civic University Network conference 2021

Free virtual conference taking place from 18 – 20 May 2021.
April 15, 2021

Living Knowledge Network Online Festival 2021

Participate at the event about inclusive, sustainable and healthy society.
March 30, 2021

EU: Civic engagement in new EUA strategy

Universities without walls – A vision for 2030
January 29, 2021

UK: New Report - ‘The Engaged University'

Turning words into action
December 23, 2020

Global: SDGs - HE & Science Take Action

2nd GUNi International Conference on SDGs: Higher Education & Science Take Action
December 20, 2020

Citizen science and citizen engagement

A new European Commission report has been published to convey the achievements of the citizen engagement projects
December 13, 2020

UK: Launch of Civic University Network

November 15, 2020

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

SciSchops literature review on community-based research

February 1, 2020

Annual report on service-learning in Europe 2019

January 15, 2020

UNESCO: Knowledge-for-Change (K4C) Consortium

November 12, 2019

Commentary: ‘How public universities are serving society’

November 11, 2019

Commentary: ‘A clarion call for civic re-engagement by universities’

October 1, 2019

European Association for Service-Learning in HE

September 1, 2019

Article: ‘Defining internationalisation in HE for society’

The aim of the article „Defining internationalisation in HE for society“  is to define and explain the meaning of concept of internationalisation in higher education.
July 4, 2019

9th Living Knowledge conference 2020: Synergies in Research with and for Communities

The 9th Living Conference will be held in Groningen on 24-25-26 June, 2
June 25, 2019

ACA conference 2019: ‘The engaged university’

This year´s conference organised by Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) is dedicated to the ‘engaged university’ and to linking the global and the local.
June 15, 2019

EQAF Forum 2019: ‘Supporting societal engagement of HE’

The European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) provides a platform for discussion, professional development and exchange of experiences among the main stakeholders in quality assurance.
May 30, 2019

UK: Universities commit to sign Civic University Agreements

Over 30 UK universities pledge through agreements to put the economy and quality of life in their hometowns and cities at the top of their list of priorities.
March 20, 2019

Wales: Maximising universities’ civic contribution

A policy paper published by the Wales Centre for Public Policy entitled “Maximising universities’ civic contribution” explores the challenges and opportunities for enhancing the civic mission of Welsh universities.
March 10, 2019

England: Proposal for Knowledge Exchange Framework

The aim of the KEF is to give comparable, benchmarked, and publicly-available performance information about higher education institutions’ knowledge exchange activities.
January 30, 2019

UK: MadeAtUni campaign on social impact of HE

MadeAtUni is a new campaign in the UK to bring to life the impact of universities up and down the country on people, lives and communities. UK universities are at the forefront of some of the most exciting discoveries and pioneering changes of the last century.
January 15, 2019

THE: Ranking universities based on SDGs

Times Higher Education is developing a new global university ranking that aims to measure institutions’ success in delivering the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The 17 goals were adopted by the UN in 2016 and provide a framework for developing the world in a sustainable way.
January 15, 2019

IAU: Higher education and societal impact conference

The International Association of Universities held its annual conference in Kuala Lumpur with a focus on partnerships for societal impact. Among the themes addressed were the importance of responsible research, and how internationalisation can contribute to societal development.
December 14, 2018

EUA: Higher Education and its Communities

This essay discusses how universities can best serve their students and their communities while upholding the values of openness and democracy. It also covers case studies and examines the civic role of universities and their contribution to political and social debates.
November 30, 2018

Rankings and community engagement of higher education

Since the TEFCE project considers how community engagement in higher education can be assessed and measured, we provide a list of articles that have debated whether community engagement should be linked to international rankings in higher education.
October 1, 2018

IAU Conference 2018: Higher Education for Societal Impact

The University of Malaya is co-organising the IAU 2018 International Conference which will take place from 13-15 November 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The conference will address the theme ‘Higher education partnerships for societal impact’.
September 10, 2018

Ireland: New framework for measuring community engagement in higher education

Ireland has launched a new national guide to help higher education institutions measure the impact of their civic and community engagement.
July 17, 2018

EUA: University leaders from Europe, Canada and the US discuss the civic role of universities

On 1-4 July about 30 university presidents from Canada, Europe and the United States convened to address the timely theme “Higher education and its communities: openness, democracy and engagement”.
July 16, 2018

EUA 2018 Annual Conference: Engaged and responsible universities shaping Europe

The University of Zurich welcomed 400 EUA members on 5-6 April to discuss the pivotal role of universities in generating knowledge, developing intercultural understanding and fostering civic engagement.
March 13, 2018

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