Sustainable Development

Widening Regional Engagement of HE and TVET

The aims of this project funded under the aegis of an ESRC Impact Acceleration Account are to:

  • Support further work to review and enhance a template to map the engagement of universities with their cities and regions for use in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector in Hong Kong, Italy and the UK
  • Adapt a revised benchmarking tool to create an online version; and

  • Promote its use nationally and in an international context.

Forecasting Coastal Erosion

This is part of the next phase of DynamicCoast.com and will use the latest monitoring techniques to map and categorise the resilience of the Scottish coast and identify the links between erosion and flooding. The damage that climate change could cause to nearly one fifth of Scotland’s coastline and the steps that could be taken to mitigate it will be forecast in this new two year research project.

SUEUAA team welcomes British Academy representative Professor Caroline Knowles

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The Strengthening Urban Engagement of Universities in Asia and Africa (SUEUAA) project team were delighted to welcome Professor Caroline Knowles, Programme Director of the British Academy’s Cities and Infrastructure Programme, this week for a meeting in the School of Education at the University of Glasgow. This year, the British Academy’s Global Challenge Research Fund (Cities and Infrastructure) funded 17 projects across the UK, all of which looking at aspects of how to create and maintain sustainable and resilient cities in developing countries, of which SUEUAA is one*.

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First meeting and international seminar for the SUEUAA project - December 2017

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We were delighted to be able to host delegates from all six partner countries at the first project meeting and international seminar for the Strengthening Urban Engagement of Universities in Asia and Africa (SUEUAA) project held at the University of Glasgow from 18-20 December 2017. This project funded by the British Academy under the Cities and Infrastructure programme, which is part of the Global Challenges Research Fund. The project led by the University of Glasgow includes six international partners from Iran, Iraq, the Philippines, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

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Strengthening Urban Engagement of Universities in Asia and Africa

The Strengthening Urban Engagement of Universities in Asia and Africa (SUEUAA) project funded by the British Academy under the Cities and Infrastructure programme of its Global Challenges Research Fund is led by the University of Glasgow includes international partners from Iran, Iraq, the Philippines, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.  It builds on earlier work, the Strengthening the Regional Engagement Role of Universities in Africa and Asia, funded by the Scottish Funding Council and the earlier PURE project within the PASCAL Observatory.

Dr. Rajesh Tandon, UNESCO Co-Chair on Community-Based Research visits School of Education, University of Glasgow

On Sept 15th and 16th 2017, we were delighted to host at the School of Education, University of Glasgow, Professor Rajesh Tandon, the founder-President of PRIA, global participatory research & training centre based in New Delhi, India. PRIA has completed 35 years of work in empowering citizens to claim their rights and organize their own communities. Professor Tandon has also been the UNESCO Co-Chair on Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education since 2012.

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Roles & contributions of Higher Education in realizing SDGs

We are delighted to announce that Dr Rajesh Tandon, founder-President of PRIA, and UNESCO Chair on community-based research & social responsibility in higher education, will be speaking on the topic of ‘Roles & contributions of Higher Education in realizing SDGs’ at the University of Glasgow on 15 September 2017 from 1300-1400 in the Conference Room, Urban Big Data Centre, 7 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ.

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GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy, and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (CSHLH)

This is a major centre funded for 52 months from 1 October 2017 under the aegis of RCUK's Global Challenges Research Fund. Sustainable development recognises that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, combating inequality within and among countries, preserving the planet, creating inclusive and sustainable economic growth, and fostering social inclusion are interdependent.

Professor Peter Jarvis - 80th Birthday

Three former professors of adult education, and the current chair, from the University of Glasgow were amongst some 100 friends and colleagues who celebrated the 80th birthday of Professor Peter Jarvis, the eminent adult educator, known to all in the field. Professor Lalage Bown, Emeritus Professor of Adult Education at Glasgow eloquently spoke of his contributions especially in the international sphere.

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