Poverty and International Development

HER 2020 | Sustainable Development Goals: Their potential and relevance for higher education policy and reform, 31 Aug - 2 Sept, 2020

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Higher education confronts a curious paradox. One of its traditional core missions is innately conservative: to conserve and transmit knowledge and culture for and to future generations. This tends also to be conservative in the related sense of reproducing the cultures – the modes, values and mores – of the different societies which it inhabits and which sustain it.

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Register for PRIA’s online course, International Perspectives on Participatory Research

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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.

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VINCE project latest news - Validation for Inclusion of New Citizens of Europe

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We are happy to share with you the latest newsletter - Issue 4/2019, featured below - of our project VINCE; an ERASMUS+ project that is developing training materials for university staff working in processes of Validation of Prior Learning (VPL) and Validation of Non-formal and Informal Learning (VNIL) with migrant and/or refugee students.

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Workshop in Tanzania on ‘Leave no one behind: Making the right to education for adults a reality’

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In the context of increasing global inequality, climate crises, continuing gender inequality, and the opportunity provided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) processes, participants from 9 African countries and Sweden, met in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania from 5-8 March 2019, at a workshop entitled ‘Leave no one behind: Making the right to education for adults a reality’.

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The role of universities in developing skills for Smart Cities - New Delhi, December 6th, 2018

As part of a project entitled, The role of universities in developing skills for Smart Cities, funded by the Scottish Funding Council from its contribution to the University of Glasgow’s efforts to develop activities concerned with the Global Challenges Research Fund, a group of academics from the University of Glasgow (Dr Srabani Maitra, Professor Mike Osborne, Dr Seth Agbo) visited New Delhi to participate in a Roundtable hosted and organised by the Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) organisation.

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Supporting refugees to access higher education - A rich resource from the European Resettlement Network

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Refugees can face many barriers to accessing higher education, including a lack of information, advice and individual guidance sensitive to their specific needs, inadequate provision of intensive language courses for academic purposes, and restricted access to government student finance schemes.

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CR&DALL co-hosts roundtable: The role of universities in developing skills for Smart Cities - Kyrgyzstan

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CR&DALL was delighted to co-host a roundtable, in conjunction with the International University of Kyrgyzstan (IUK) in Bishkek as part of the project The role of universities in developing skills for Smart Cities, funded by the Scottish Funding Council from its contribution to the University of Glasgow’s efforts to develop activities concerned with the Global Challenges Research Fund.

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The Academy / Technology, Indigenous Worldviews and Globalisation: Participatory Research as knowledge Integration for Sustainable Development - Professor Seth Agbo

Contemporary characterization of global sustainability has demonstrated that Indigenous worldviews approximate important attributes of sustainable development. In this context, Indigenous epistemology is a crucial component in the selection of the criteria for sustainable development and the formulation of corresponding goals for sustainability in a global economy.

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Finding Common Ground: Policy implications of new evidence about Syrian refugees and citizens in the UK, Lebanon and Greece

We are pleased to report that CR&DALL core member, Dr Lesley Doyle together with Dr Gareth Mulvey (School of Political and Social Sciences at University of Glasgow) have been awarded ESRC Impact Acceleration Account funding to extend the dissemination and impact of the findings from the GCRF ESRC project: Building Futures: Aspirations of Syrian Youth Refugees and Host Population Responses in Lebanon, Greece and the UK.

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