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Decolonising the curriculum: what’s all the fuss about?

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This event will provide an opportunity for colleagues from across Birkbeck and beyond to engage with the ‘decolonising the curriculum’ in higher education debate. Contributors will include Dr William Ackah, lecturer in community and voluntary sector studies at Birkbeck, Ezimma Chigbo from the Birkbeck Students’ Union and Dr Kerry Harman, from Birkbeck’s Research Centre for Social Change and Transformation in Higher Education.

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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Towards good active ageing for all in a context of deep demographic change and dislocation - Peter Kearns

A growing number of countries are confronted by the challenge of demographic change and ageing populations.  These changes are most advanced in East Asia in Japan, Republic of Korea, China and Taiwan, so that the opportunities exist for other countries to learn from these experiences and responses.

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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World Cities Day: 31 October 2018

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The United Nations has designated every 31st October as World Cities Day. The day is expected to greatly promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization, push forward cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges of urbanization, and contributing to sustainable urban development around the world.

IFALE for Empowerment and Sustainable Development in Ethiopia - A Comparative Study of Tigray and Amhara Regions

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Featured below and attached is a highly topical dissertation from the recent successful PhD Candidate Dr Fesseha Waldemichael. Adult literacy is a key component of global education and development agendas. It is included in the Sustainable Development Goals as a human right for the individual and a major contribution to local development. The dissertaion looks at Integrated Functional Adult Literay Education (IFALE) in Ethiopia, and is a comparative study of the implementation in Amhara and Tigray provinces.

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Building Research Collaboration with India and Kyrgyzstan to explore the role of universities in developing skills for smart cities

Congratulations to Srabani Maitra and her team for winning support for a project entitled, 'Building Research Collaboration with India and Kyrgyzstan to explore the role of universities in developing skills for smart cities'.

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