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Higher Education in the World 5
Knowledge, Engagement and Higher Education: Contributing to Social Change

We are living through a crisis of scale that affects all systems and that requires a new understanding of human progress and a new conscience that supports a new way of being in the world. The fifth edition of the GUNi Report, entitled: Knowledge, Engagement and Higher Education: Contributing to Social Change, explores the critical dimensions in our understanding of the roles and potential roles of knowledge, civil society and higher education institutions (HEIs) as active players in contributing to the creation of more just and sustainable world.

The creation and dissemination of relevant knowledge could contribute to transforming the paradigms and beliefs established in social, economic and political systems and to moving to creative and innovative way of thinking and imagining new realities. Knowledge could help in raising ethical awareness and facilitating the civic commitment of people and professionals. In this sense, this Report will call upon policy-makers, scholars and leaders of HEIs around the world to rethink the social responsibility of HE.

The Report provides visibility and critically examines the theory and practice of engagement. It approaches the challenge of Community-University Engagement (CUE) in an integrated manner. It explores ways in which engagement enhances teaching and learning, research, knowledge mobilization and dissemination. It approaches engagement in ways that accept the multiple sites and epistemologies of knowledge, as well as the reciprocity and mutuality in learning and education through engagement.
 
The Report offers elements of a vision for a renewed and socially responsible relationship between higher education, knowledge and society. It is a product of three years research, in which 73 authors from all the world regions have contributed.

GUNi has previously published four issues of the Higher Education in the World report (2006, 2007, 2008, 2011), plus a synthesis (2009) committed by UNESCO for the II World Conference on Higher Education held in Paris in 2009.

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THE GLOBAL UNIVERSITY NETWORK FOR INNOVATION (GUNi) is composed of more than 208 members including Higher Education UNESCO Chairs, higher education institutions, networks and other institutions that are highly committed to innovation in higher education. GUNi was set up by UNESCO, the United Nations University (UNU) and the Technical ...
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Table of Contents

TEAM INVOLVED IN THE PREPARATION OF THIS PUBLICATION
LIST OF FIGURES, TABLES AND MAPS
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THIS PUBLICATION
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
GUNI PRESENTATION
UNESCO'S INTRODUCTION
UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY'S INTRODUCTION
UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE CATALUNYA BARCELONATECH INTRODUCTION
A POEM FOR THE GREAT TURNING
EDITORS' INTRODUCTION: KNOWLEDGE, ENGAGEMENT AND HIGHER EDUCATION – CONTRIBUTING TO SOCIAL CHANGE
PART I. THE CONTEXT
I.1 Global challenges
I.2 Rio+20: 'The Future We Want.' The first global agenda of the XXI century
I.2.1 Rio+20: dynamics, governance and sustainable development goals
I.3 The world we imagine
I.4 Personal transformation and the consciousness revolution. Conscious life design in the holistic-biocentric evolutive model
I.5 Higher education in the world: main trends and facts
I.6 Timeline of the main statements of community–university engagement
PART II. GLOBAL ISSUES ON KNOWLEDGE, ENGAGEMENT AND HIGHER EDUCATION
II.1 Community–university engagement
II.1.1 Community–university engagement – global terms and terrain
II.1.2 Engagement and partnership of higher education institutions with society: experiences, learning and worries
II.1.3 The architecture of engagement: financing the institutional structures that support community– university partnerships
II.2 Knowledge in a new era
II.2.1 Redesign progress now! The use of knowledge for a reconceptualized human progress
II.2.2 The challenges of knowledge in a knowledge democracy
II.2.3 Enlarging the conception of knowledge: the dialogue between ancient knowledge and sciences
II.3 Knowledge for and with society
II.3.1 Knowledge democracy, cognitive justice and the role of universities
II.3.2 Community and civil society as sources of knowledge
II.3.3 Shifting to intelligent societies
II.4 University social responsibility: a mature and responsible definition
II.5 Engagement beyond the third mission: the experience of Albukhary International University
II.6 Rebuilding university social engagement
PART III. RESEARCH ON KNOWLEDGE, ENGAGEMENT AND HIGHER EDUCATION
III Community–university engagement initiatives: trends and progress
PART IV. REGIONAL DEVELOPMENTS
IV.1 Moving beyond the ivory tower: the expanding global movement of engaged universities
IV.1.1 Global networks on community–university engagement
IV.2 Knowledge, engagement and higher education in Africa
Inside View IV.2.1
Community–university engagement in South Africa
Inside View IV.2.2
Knowledge, engagement and higher education in Eastern Africa
Spotlight Issues IV.2.3
Theatre for development in support of health service delivery in rural Nigeria
Spotlight Issues IV.2.4
Implementing the third mission of universities in Africa: contributing to the millennium development goals
Spotlight Issues IV.2.5
Women's empowerment and community engagement
IV.2.6
Networks on community–university engagement in Africa
IV.2.7
Good Practices
IV.3 Knowledge, engagement and higher education in the Arab States
Inside View IV.3.1
The universities of Palestine and regional engagement
Inside View IV.3.2
Knowledge, engagement and higher education in Qatar
Inside View IV.3.3
University initiatives in the Arab world: spotlight on Jordan
Inside View IV.3.4
Knowledge, engagement and higher education in Morocco
Spotlight Issues IV.3.5
Poetry, higher education and social movements
Spotlight Issues IV.3.6
The Inclusive Neighborhood project as a case study of civic engagement in Beirut, Lebanon
IV.3.7
Networks on community engagement in the Arab states
IV.3.8
Good Practices
IV.4 Knowledge, engagement and higher education in Asia and the Pacific
Inside View IV.4.1
The nexus between knowledge, engagement and higher education in Australia: responding to the complex challenges of our time
Inside View IV.4.2
Knowledge, engagement and higher education in India
Inside View IV.4.3
Community-based learning: context as text
Spotlight Issues IV.4.4
Addressing ageing issues through elder learning in the Asia-Pacific region
IV.4.5
Networks on community–university engagement in Asia and the Pacific
IV.4.6
Good Practices
IV.5 Knowledge, engagement and higher education in Europe
Inside View IV.5.1
Knowledge production, regional engagement and higher education in Poland
Inside View IV.5.2
Community–university engagement and social responsibility: community service practices by Turkish higher education institutions
Spotlight Issues IV.5.3
The experience of the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement in the UK
Spotlight Issues IV.5.4
OECD reviews of higher education in regional and city development
IV.5.5
Networks on community–university engagement in Europe
IV.5.6
Good Practices
IV.6 Knowledge, engagement and higher education in Canada and the USA
Inside View IV.6.1
Research and training beyond the university walls
Spotlight Issues IV.6.2
Bringing community and university scholars together on a national stage: the Canadian Community–University Exposition experience
Spotlight Issues IV.6.3
Strategic initiatives to impact the institutionalization of community engagement at a public research university
IV.6.4
Networks on community–university engagement in North America
IV.6.5
Good Practices
IV.7 Knowledge, engagement and higher education in Latin America and the Caribbean
Inside View IV.7.1
Knowledge, engagement and higher education in the Caribbean
Inside View IV.7.2
Extramural studies and experiences of learning and service-learning against the logic of university marketization in Brazil
Inside View IV.7.3
The social responsibility of higher education in Chile: Aequalis, the higher education forum
Spotlight Issues IV.7.4
The role of the university in the transformation of a territory of poverty
Spotlight Issues IV.7.5
The Social Entrepreneurship Lab
Spotlight Issues IV.7.6
The Indigenous Intercultural University network – a place for dialogue on knowledge
IV.7.7
Networks on community–university engagement in Latin America and the Caribbean
IV.7.8
Good Practices
PART V. FUTURE VISIONS AND AGENDA FOR ACTION
V.1 Transformative knowledge to drive social change: visions for the future
PART VI. FURTHER READING
VI Recommended bibliography on community– university engagement