We are focusing on four main areas of work, each of which plays a fundamental role in higher education and its transformation. These are digitalization, entrepreneurship, social impact and WELLBEING.

GEF

Social Impact

Calendar  5th OCT - 6:00pm CEST (Madrid Time)

With the 2030 deadline for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) just nine years away, the need to expand society’s capacity to address the complex sustainable challenges has never been more urgent. This requires all sectors to operate in a more accountable, interconnected and collaborative manner.

This tracks follows the conversation opened last September by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) with the publication of its guide "Accelerating Education for the SDGs in Universities", by adressing how higher education institutions can play a pivotal roll. It does so by transforming mindsets, roles and connections that accelerate the development of new systemic solutions. We will talk to universities that are inspiring the way forward and invite key stakeholders to discuss new models of collaboration that cross boundaries and ensure that no one is left behind in this much-needed transformation.

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DOCUMENTS & REPORTS

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Future Knowledge Mobilization for deep societal transformations

Primary and Secondary Education During Covid-19

This open access book is the first comparative study of the impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Education

Recovering from the shock created by the pandemic and building back better

The Covid-19 pandemic shocked schools and education systems around the world, affecting educational opportunity.

COVID-19 and higher education:Today and tomorrow

Impact analysis, policy responses and recommendations.

Futures of learning: Perspectives from UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks

One of the missions of UNESCO as a knowledge-based organization is to act as a global think tank and a…

Transformations for the Joint Implementation of Agenda 2030

For Sustainable Development and the European Green Deal.

New pathways for teaching and learning: the posthumanistic approach

Towards universal access to higher education: international trends

The purpose of this report is to map and analyze emerging trends in universal access to higher education (HE) over…

Refugee education 2030: A Strategy for Refugee Inclusion

Refugee Education 2030 was developed after a two-year consultative and collaborative process with stakeholders

Physical therapist attitude and opinion about cervical spine examination

A national Spanish survey

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest attended by the sports professional

Recommendations for intervention and training in coexistence with COVID-19

Character strengths resilience

Character Strengths Predict an Increase in Mental Health and Subjective Well-Being Over a One-Month Period During the COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown.

ICSD 2020 Plenary 7: Launch of the SDSN report

Accelerating Education for the SDGs in Universities

Educating for Public Happiness and Global Peace

Contributions from A Portuguese UNESCO Chair towards the Sustainable Development Goal

UCJC - Proyecto Integra

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