UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education

UNESCO World Conference on HIGHER Education

The conference was held in July and at its conclusion, delegates called on world governments to: increase investment in higher education; encourage diversity; and strengthen regional cooperation to serve societal needs.  UNESCO Director-General, Koichiro Matsuura affirmed that the organisation would “continue to be a strong voice for education” . . “against a fast changing and complex landscape, we have defined future directions because we fundamentally share a common vision of higher education’s ethical and strategic responsibilities in today’s global society.”  Two New Zealanders participated in this global forum, Frances Kelly (New Zealand’s Education Counsellor, currently based in Brussells) and Gail Gillon (Pro Vice Chancellor, Canterbury University/Te Whare Wananga O Waitaha.)

For more information please go to: http://www.unesco.org/en/higher-education

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