Universities and the Sustainable Development Goals- Higher education conversation series
This is the third in the series of Higher Education Conversations in the leadup to the 3rd World Higher Education Conference (Barcelona, 18-20 May 2022). It aims to bring together policy makers and higher education stakeholders to discuss how higher education must transform itself to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals laid out by the 2030 Agenda.
Universities and higher education institutions more broadly have long played a significant role in society. They have an ability to act as paramount mechanisms in our society, economy and environment, at local and even international levels, for example through the implementation of the Global Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education.
As important sites for knowledge production, research, innovation, and the education of the future workforce, these institutions have a strong role and impact on the society that we live in. In face of the 2030 Agenda, this important role of universities remains essential. But what does that mean? How can and should universities and higher education institutions help to address the world’s greatest challenges?
13 January 2022
Paris - France