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.


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 urgent and complex challenges associated with these goals has never been more pressing. This requires all sectors to operate in a more accountable, interconnected and collaborative manner.

Following 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", this track will address how higher education institutions can play a pivotal role in achieving the SDGs 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.


We can make GEF even more interesting for you if we know your interests and your opinion. Tell us your thoughts!

Is it possible to create a socially committed learning community from people who are not committed to themselves?

What are the three main ingredients for designing a purposeful and socially committed learning community?


If you have any ideas, articles or papers that you think may be of interest for the debate, share them with us!