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IAU Webinar Series on the Future of Higher Education

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IAU Webinar Series on the Future of Higher Education

This fall, IAU is organizing a weekly webinar series, with international experts as guests and topics on Sustainable Development, Internationalization, Leadership, Technology and challenges for universities in times of COVID19. The next webinar takes place on Tuesday, 29.09.20 on the SDGs in Higher Education.

The International Association of Universities, in collaboration with several partners and Members, is pleased to offer a series of free webinars on the Future of Higher Education.

Click here to register!

SEPTEMBER 2020:

➨ INTEGRATING THE SDGS IN HIGHER EDUCATION - NO "ONE SIZE FITS ALL"

Tuesday, 29 September 2020 | 2:30pm - 4:00pm CEST (Paris time)

This webinar will look at the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) initiatives undertaken by universities worldwide and present examples of how they integrate the SDGs at their institutions using a Whole Institution Approach (WIA). UNESCO ESD for 2030 and the synergies with the IAU Higher Education for Sustainable Development (HESD) work will be discussed. The IAU Global Cluster on HESD serves as an example of how the IAU fosters engagement of universities with SDGs and monitors developments with reports and surveys.

- Panelists:

Alexander Leicht, Chief of Section, Education for Sustainable Development, UNESCO
Dr. Shakuntala Laskar, Senior Professor, Assam Don Bosco University, India (IAU HESD Cluster SDG 7)
Charles Hopkins, UNESCO Chair in Reorienting Education towards Sustainability, York University Toronto, Canada (IAU HESD Cluster SDG 4)
- Moderators: Hilligje van’t Land, IAU Secretary General and Isabel Toman, Programme officer, Sustainable Development, IAU

OCTOBER 2020:

➨ LEADING UNIVERSITIES IN AN AGE OF UNCERTAINTY

Tuesday, 6 October 2020 | 2:30pm - 4:00pm CEST (Paris time)

In these turbulent times, university leaders around the world have to make decisions based on rapidly changing variables that make it difficult to make meaningful predictions. This webinar will reflect and exchange on principles of leadership that have helped mitigate the present challenges and shape the future. The speakers will speak about the financial, systemic and educational ramifications of the pandemic and share their experiences and decision-making process during these times. We expect that this exchange will be of value to university leaders everywhere and inform their own decision-making in the face of the current crisis and beyond.

- Panelists:

Mamokgethi Phakeng, Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Town
Andrew Deeks, President, University College Dublin
Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice Chancellor, University of the West Indies

➨ The UNESCO GLOBAL CONVENTION ON THE RECOGNITION OF HIGHER EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS: TOWARDS A GLOBAL & MOBILE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY?

Tuesday, 13 October 2020 | 2:30pm - 4:00pm CEST (Paris time)

The Global Convention on the Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications, adopted in November 2019 at the UNESCO’s General Conference, has been hailed as a multilateral milestone, a collective move towards democratizing knowledge, and an enabler of a fluid circulation of talent and global trust in higher education.
This webinar wishes to discuss the potential of the Global Convention within the current political, cultural and economic context and explore the implementation process and data provision needed for its successful application on a global scale.

- Panelists:
Information about speakers will be provided soon.

➨ FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION - DIGITAL DIMENSION
INNOVATION IN TEACHING AND LEARNING: THE FUTURE IS NOW

Tuesday, 20 October 2020 | 2:30pm - 4:00pm CEST (Paris time)

The speakers in this webinar were already advocating for innovation and change in teaching and learning prior to the pandemic. They present their views on the future of teaching and learning and will discuss whether the remote teaching experience will drive innovation forward or whether it is simply a temporary measure before returning to “business as usual”.

- Panelists:

José Antonio Bowen, Senior Fellow, Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
More information about speakers will be provided soon.

➨ HIGHER EDUCATION UNDER EXAMINATION: ARE WE READY TO TRAIN THE FUTURE HEALTHCARE WORKFORCE?
PERSPECTIVES FROM THE IAU SDG 3 SUBCLUSTER

Tuesday, 27 October 2020 | 2:30pm - 4:00pm CEST (Paris time)

The current global health emergency is essentially leading to a collective awakening of the need to rethink our economic and health system towards a more sustainable one, adapted to our century’s challenges. Higher education institutions have a pivotal role to play as educators of the health workers of today and tomorrow. However, how health is taught in higher education will need to radically transform, both in format and content to meet these challenges. To contribute to the conversation, The IAU Global Cluster on SDG 3 wishes to hold an open discussion and debate on the future of how Health should be taught in higher education in a post Covid-19 context. It will bring together experts from all continents to share their views on the current context and a vision for a more sustainable future.

- Panelists:

Associate Professor Maria Niemi, Karolinska Institutet
Prof. Dr. David Serwadda, Makerere University
Titi Savitri, PhD. Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Madah

Registration and the full list of webinars can be accessed here: https://iau-aiu.net/IAU-Webinar-Series-on-the-Future-of-Higher-Education...

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goal : Affordable & clean energy
Sustainable Development Goal : Quality education
Associated university(ies) : 
Assam Don Bosco University York University
09/25/2020