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We are pleased to announce that CR&DALL core member, Kate Reid is a co-I in a new Medical Research Council (MRC)-funded feasibility study to test the peer-led 'A Stop Smoking In Schools Trial' intervention (ASSIST) in three culturally different middle income countries.

This year, the Comparative & International Education Society Conference took place in Minneapolis, USA, between 18th and 22nd of April 2022. The theme of the conference was “Illuminating the Power of Idea/lism” that sought to address the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of nativism and fundamentalism. The University of Glasgow was represented by members of two large projects, both of which are part of CR&DALL’s portfolio.

Much of the discussion pertaining to the development of learning cities has focused on the role of city administrations themselves rather than on national policies in lifelong learning (see for example Osborne and Hernandez 2021 and Osborne, Nestervova and Bhandari 2021).

At first glance this may not seem surprising given the competence that local and regional governments (LRGs) have in relation to education, as summarised in this extract from a recent OECD/UCLG (2019) report.

The former Dean and Vice-Rector of the University of Pécs in Hungary died much too early in his 75th year after a distinguished academic career and beyond. His early interest was community development in rural and urban areas and he enjoyed teaching and research for a small department in the University. He then realized that with the system change around the 1990s the professional training of those working in cultural houses, in the emerging civil society sector, folk high schools and related areas would be in need of new knowledge and skills, attitudes and values.

We would like to inform you that UIL will be chairing two roundtable discussions based on this research at the UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education (WHEC2022) in Barcelona, May 18-20. Please find the key information below and in the attached concept notes.