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If you treat an individual as he is, he will stay as he is, but if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

On 12 September 2019, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) and the Department for Lifelong Learning at Hamburg University will host a high-level seminar on Literacy and Lifelong Learning in Hamburg, Germany.

The Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education is inviting applications for a tenure stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a specialization in Postsecondary Finance and Student Success to teach in the Higher Education program. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2020 or shortly thereafter.

Neoliberalism has been widely criticised because of its role in prioritising ‘free markets’ as the optimum way of solving problems and organising society. In the field of education, this leads to an emphasis on the knowledge economy that can reduce both persons and education to economic actors and be detrimental to wider social and ethical goals.

This year's seminar will focus on entrepreneurial thinking in lifelong learning that expands our perceptions of entrepreneurship for a more inclusive and sustainable future. University Lifelong Learning and Adult Education can play an important role in reaching the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

An interesting piece in the New Statesman on the ongoing degree inflation (with First Class degree awards being 7% in 1994 and 29% in 2019) and how it might have much wider implications and repercussions for the UK economy in comparison with its competitors.

The University of Glasgow has advertised the position of Senior Lecturer in Education (Modern Studies) Job Ref: 027521.

Applications are due by 16th September, 2019.

What is happening around lifelong learning these days? How are countries making lifelong learning a reality? What are the latest developments in policy and practice? This is issue No 13, 16 August 2019, of the UIL Lifelong Learning Alert.

Make plans now to join us on the beautiful campus of the University of British Columbia for this unique multi-organization research conference featuring presentations by scholars from throughout the world.

If you want to conduct a research that transforms the lives of people, International Perspectives on Participatory Research (IPPR) is the online course to go for. This course provides exposure to a set of multi-disciplinary approaches that share a core philosophy of participation.

Congratulations to Wyndham City Council on being accepted as members of the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GLNC).

I am very pleased to report that Dr Keneilwe Molisi, formally a PhD student in the School of Education, and more recently a Lecturer in Adult Education at the University of Botswana, has been granted a Fulbright scholarship opportunity at Penn State University. As per the requirements of the program, she will be traveling to the US in January 2020 for 3 months to work on her research titled, Empowering rural communities through capacity development of community leaders. It is excellent to see our former students progressing so well.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Chair (3 Posts) and Reader/Senior Lecturer positions in Social Data Science within the College of Social Sciences. For further details on this position, please see below or click on the link: http://online.fliphtml5.com/hjth/xues/.

The University of Glasgow is seeking to fill the position of Research Associate, Education and International Development.

The St Andrew’s Clinics for Children (STACC) is a charity which was established by staff at the University of Glasgow in 1992, and over the 27 years since then STACC has provided free healthcare to over 1.5 million children in Africa.

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