Learning Cities and Regions

Research Associate: Educational Disadvantage and Place, School of Education/Urban Big Data Centre, University of Glasgow

Job Purpose: To make a leading contribution to the project Educational Disadvantage and Place within the Education programme of the ESRC-funded Urban Big Data Centre. Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge in the area of educational disadvantage and/or urban neighbourhoods, and strong proven skills in the quantitative analysis of large data sets.

CR&DALL Themes: 

International Conference and Achievements Exhibition on Visions for Taipei Learning City, 2016

CR&DALL is delighted to report that Associate Dr Katarzyna Borkowska was invited to the city of Taipei to present at the International Conference on Learning Cities from 21-24 November 2016. Professor Michael Osborne also presented a paper (virtually) and received an award.

Call for papers: Adult learning between national tensions and transnational challenges

At the Network’s last conference in 2015, hosted by our colleagues at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, we discussed how substantial learning is connected with the everyday life of adults, with the environment and social milieus they live in, with their efforts to tackle social inequalities, injustices, and to enhance their quality of life and well-being.

WWEU on Education-driven REVIVAL of small and medium size communities

Young people are increasingly leaving the small or medium-size communities (SMC’s) in which they were born and attended basic school. They go to the big cities for education, jobs or lifestyles. This is in the long run devastating for the SMC’s as well as for the fast growing big cities – but also for the quality of the young people’s 21st century learning and capacity building.

UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC) Newsletter Vol. 3, No. 2: Apr to Jun 2016

We are pleased to share the second issue of our newsletter for 2016. This has been an exciting quarter of the year for the expansion of the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC). We have not only had the pleasure to welcome almost 50 members from 22 countries to the Network, we have also opened the UNESCO Learning City Award 2017 for applications and are now cordially inviting UNESCO GNLC members to apply.


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