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IAU Horizons, World Higher Education News

IAU Horizons, the Association's news and information magazine is addressed primarily to IAU Member Institutions and Organizations, but is also sent to a selected audience beyond the IAU Membership such as Ministries of Higher Education, international organizations, national and regional associations of universities and others.

Published three times a year, each issue is devoted to a special 'In Focus' topic of interest and debate for the higher education community worldwide.

Each issue also features the following sections: IAU Activities, upcoming events and specific projects the IAU has undertaken; IAU Collaboration and Networking; Membership News; New Publications; and a global Calendar of Events.

IAU Horizons is available in paper format in English and French and electronically.


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IAU Horizons, vol.21, no.1, just released !

In preparation for the IAU Global Meeting of Associations 6, the In Focus section of this volume presents a variety of views on Social Innovation: Challenges and perspectives for higher education.

It includes papers from the IAU President, Canada, Sweden, Jamaica, Thailand, Spain, Malaysia, USA, South Africa, Canada, Mexico, OUI-IOHE, UDUAL, Ashoka. We hope they will trigger stimulating discussions on this topic in your institutions, organisations and networks.

Contents

IAU Calls

Important dates: Mark your Calendars!

IAU GMA 6 (for full programme and to register, see IAU home page)

IAU 2015 International Conference (for full programme and to register, see IAU home page)

IAU Projects and activities

  • Internationalization
  • Higher Education for Sustainable Development, HEEFA and the post 2015 agenda
  • LEADHER Programme and selected projects for 2015
  • Innovative Approaches to Doctoral Education, in particular in Africa
  • IAU Collaboration and Networking
  • IAU Membership News and news from Members
  • Become involved with IAU!

IN FOCUS SECTION

The Role of Higher Education in developing and fostering Social Innovation

  • Introduction, by Hilligje van ‘t Land, IAU Director Membership and Programme Developemnt, Editor IAU Horizons
  • University and the dire need for social innovation, by Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, IAU President
  • Social innovation at the University of Gothenburg, by Pam Fredman, Sweden
  • Contribuer au développement conceptuel et méthodologique de l'innovation sociale: un rôle pour les universités, par Fernando Daniels, OUI-IOHE
  • Innovation in higher education: A Modality Or An End?, by Guy Breton, Canada
  • A Regional University’s journey from Social Engagement to Social Innovation, by E. Nigel Harris, Jamaica
  • Social innovation, Roles, Challenges and Perspectives for Higher Education, by Pornchai Mongkhonvanit and. Yhing Sawheny, Thailand
  • Social Innovation and University Curricula, by Francesc Xavier Grau, GUNi, and Maria Marques, Spain
  • Social Innovation, Power and Transformation: A Disquieting Conversation, by Budd L Hall, Canada
  • Science, technology and innovation. Universities and the social appropriation of science. The example of Mexico, by Roberto Escalante Semerena, UDUAL, Mexico
  • Driving Social Innovation in Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT), by Norzaini Azman & Fauziah Abu Hasan, Malaysia
  • Realizing STEM Equity and Social Innovation through Higher Education-Community Engagement, by Ira Harkavy, Nancy Cantor, and Myra Burnett, USA
  • Social Innovation: Challenges and Opportunities for Higher Education - Lessons from a Québécois Spring, by Michel Venne, Canada
  • For a perspective of social innovation focused on transformation: towards knowledge that changes the world, by Juan-Luis Klein, Montréal, Canada
  • For social and corporate excellence, by Bernard Hugonnier, Network for Excellence in Higher Education (NEHE)
  • Rethinking Social Innovations in Practice- the Case of the DST/NRF SARChI Chair in Development Education, by Catherine A. Odora Hoppers, South Africa

New IAU publications and Publications received

Global Calendar of Events


IAU Horizons vol 20.3

IAU Horizons, vol. 20, no.3

Contents

IAU Calls

Important dates: Mark your Calendars!

IAU GMA 6 in Montreal, Canada

IAU 2015 International Conference, in Siena, Italy

IAU Projects and activities

  • Internationalization
  • IAU work on Ethics
  • Higher Education for Sustainable Development
  • LEADHER Programme and selected projects
  • Innovative Approaches to Doctoral Education, in particular in Africa

IAU Collaboration and Networking

  • IAU involved in project on “Changes to HE funding is biggest effect of crisis”
  • IAU on Council of Europe international and interdisciplinary expert group to develop Guidelines on Competences for Democracy and Intercultural Dialogue
  • IAU involved in global study on the state of higher education for sustainable development
  • IAU Membership News and news from Members

Become involved with IAU!

IN FOCUS SECTION

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS HIGHER EDUCATION in the POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA?

This section includes the following papers:

  • Introduction, by Hilligje van ‘t Land, IAU
  • IAU work on HESD, by Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, President IAU
  • International Conference on Higher Education: Higher Education Beyond 2014, UNU, Japan
  • The Future of Education for Sustainable Development and the Role of Higher Education Institutions, UNESCO, Paris
  • Let’s Make Some Noise! Higher Education and the Post 2015 Development Agenda, by Budd L Hall, Canada
  • Sustainable Lifestyles and the Post-2015 Agenda - Searching for a World-embracing Vision, by Victoria W. Thoresen, Norway
  • The world beyond 2015 – Is higher education ready?, by Patrice Ajai-Ajagbe, ACU, UK
  • Critical to include HE in the post-2015 development agenda, by Damtew Teferra, South Africa
  • Setting the Stage: Post – 2015 Development Agenda: Challenges and the Role of Higher Education and Research, by Berhanu Abegaz, African Academy of Sciences, Kenya
  • HE in pursuit of development goals, by Ad Boeren, Nuffic
  • ProSPER.Net and Networking in Higher Education: Advancing ESD and Developing Leaders for Sustainable Development, by Aurea Christine Tanaka and Mario Tabucanon, Japan
  • Towards a Sustainability-Oriented University: Tongji Practice, by WANG Xin, WU Jiang, and SUN Jie, China
  • The role of Higher Education in Latin America in the Post 2015 Agenda, by Roberto Escalante and Orlando Delgado, UDUAL
  • Higher Education and Global Changes: a reflection on the role of technologies, by Nadia Paola Mireles Torres, México
  • The Role of Higher Education in the Latin American and Caribbean Development Agenda, by Raúl Arias Lovillo, and Segundo Benítez Hurtado, Ecuador
  • The Role of Higher Education and the post 2015 dialogues, by Daniella Tilbury, UK and Clemens Mader, Germany/Switzerland
  • Environmental Education and Training at UNEP through GUPES, by UNEP, Nairobi
  • HE, EFA and post 2015 development agenda, by Isabelle Turmaine, IAU
  • The Sustainability Literacy Test, by J.C. Carteron, Kedge / HESI

New IAU publications and Publications received

Global Calendar of Events

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