The Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi), on March 10, 2017 launched it’s 6th World Report on Higher Education, titled, ‘Towards a socially responsible university: Balancing the global with the local’. The presentation of the report was hosted by La Pedrera in Barcelona, Spain. The presentation panel included resident of GUNi and ACUP, Mr. Jaume Casals, the Secretary for Universities and Research of the Generalitat, Mr. Arcadi Navarro, the Commissioner for Education and Universities of Barcelona, Mr. Miquel Àngel Essomba, the academic director of the 6th HEIW Report, Prof. F. Xavier Grau, and the member of the Editorial Team, Prof. John Goddard and Prof. Budd Hall.
Full report is available on the GUNi website, and can be accessed at: https://www.guninetwork.org/files/download_full_report.pdf
The 6th HEIW Report deals with the dual responsibilities of universities at local and global scale, exploring the potential conflict, or intrinsic difficulties, in addressing both local demands of society based on the race for global competitiveness and local and global demands to contribute to a more equitable and sustainable society, at local and global scales. About 86 experts from 28 countries have contributed to a dissection of the topic of the report and the identification of good practices that can help academic leaders and policy-makers to realize the highest purposes of education and research.
A story feed on the report launch, with exclusive tweets and pictures from around the world can be accessed at: https://storify.com/GUNi_net/gunireport?utm_campaign=website&utm_source=email&utm_medium=email