About the consultation
As part of the events prior to the 3rd UNESCO World Higher Education Conference that will take place in Barcelona from May 18 to 20, 2022, UNESCO IESALC will carry out a consultation for Latin America and the Caribbean that will collect the voices of the different groups of interest related to higher education (HEI leaders, academics, students, governments, rectors’ conferences, university associations/networks, employers, multilateral organizations, etc.) on ten key issues for higher education.
For the consultation, UNESCO IESALC will carry out ten webinars between October 2021 and February 2022. Its themes will revolve around the ten key issues that the World Conference will address. Each webinar will consist of presenting an expert on a specific issue and two panels, one with representatives of the government sector and the other with the main stakeholders related to higher education.
Government Leaders Panel
Interest Groups Panel
Education can make a significant contribution in order to achieve sustainable development goals. In this way, the analysis of educational agendas and their impact on human and community development are proposed.
Through data analysis it is possible to generate policies and strategies according to the needs of the population. In this way, this issue revolves around developing global quality standards that allow the collection, processing and sharing of information related to higher education.
To not leave anyone without access to education, this topic addresses the mechanisms developed to ensure that vulnerable groups access and complete higher education.
Among the main issues considered within this theme are the flexibility of the curriculum, educational innovation, quality assurance and the integration of technology to guarantee learning.
This theme considers the construction of global teaching, learning and research campuses.
It seeks to address from an analytical perspective the governance systems of higher education, their capacity to respond to dynamic contexts, its autonomy and accountability.
The theme aims to analyze the different sources of financing higher education and their impact on promoting access, equity and inclusion.
As a result of the pandemic, higher education must have transformed at an international level. In this sense, we seek to analyze the impacts and responses of higher education institutions, lessons learned and future projections.
The aim is to analyze the scope of international cooperation to develop substantive activities in higher education.
With a future perspective, possible scenarios for the year 2030 are analyzed, seeking to promote the generation of disruptive changes in higher education.
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