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Webinar Pathways to 2050 and beyond: Findings from a public consultation on the futures of higher education

25 November, 2021 hora: 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Join UNESCO IESALC for the online launch of the second report on the futures of higher educationPathways to 2050 and beyond: Findings from a public consultation on the futures of higher education. A global public consultation took place between May and August 2021, collecting the hopes, concerns, ideas and suggestions in relation to higher education from 1,200 participants in almost 100 countries. This new UNESCO IESALC report identifies four pathways to 2050 and beyond that form the roots from which higher education in the futures will grow. At the launch event, hear from the team behind the report as well as guest speakers who will provide global perspectives on what might lie ahead for higher education as we look to the next thirty years and beyond. Participants will also have the opportunity to put forward their own questions about the futures of higher education during a Q&A session. Following the webinar, the report will be available to download and the content will also be shared through an interactive website.

Date and time: Thursday 25 November 2021, 08:00 – 09:30 (UTC -4, Caracas); please check your local time zone

Format: Zoom webinar. Open to all but prior registration is required

Register here: https://unesco-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OY5nFqwUReWtG45mHdzdNg

Languages: English/Spanish, with simultaneous interpretation

UNESCO IESALC Public consultation report launch webinar concept note


Thursday 25 November 2021

Times shown are UTC -4 (Caracas); please check your local time zone

08:00 – 08:10 Welcoming remarks

Andrew Augustine, Chair of UNESCO IESALC Governing Board

Sobhi Tawil, Director, Future of Learning and Innovation, UNESCO

08:10 – 08:30 Launch of the report Pathways to 2050: Findings from a public consultation on the futures of higher education

Emma Sabzalieva, Dana Abdrasheva, Eglis Chacón, José Andres Cuadros, Daniela Gallegos, Luz Gamarra Caballero, Daniel Leis, Bosen Lily Liu, Diana Morales

Research & Analysis team, UNESCO IESALC

08:30 – 09:00 Global perspectives on the futures of higher education

·       Mpine Makoe, Commonwealth of Learning Chair in Open Education Practices/ Resources and Research Professor in Open Distance eLearning at the University of South Africa

·       Sherry Duan, Senior Programme Officer, Asia-Pacific Programme Office, UNESCO International Centre for Higher Education Innovation (ICHEI), China

·       Carmela Chávez Irigoyen, PhD, Specialist on International Higher Education Systems, National Superintendency of Higher University Education (SUNEDU), Perú

09:00 – 09:25 Question and answer session (English/Spanish)
09:25 – 09:30 Closing and participant photo


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25 November, 2021
8:00 am - 9:30 am