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Call for Contributions - Cities Learning Together - 11th PASCAL International Observatory Conference

A set of Conference Readings or Precedings will be prepared to support the work of this Conference. The Planning Group invites short Contributions relevant to the main themes and panel sessions. These will be distributed electronically to participants in advance of the Conference, and also made available for use at registration.

Talloires Network Launches Faculty and Staff Professional Development (FSPD) Program

Innovations in Civic Participation (ICP) is launching a two-year Faculty and Staff Professional Development (FSPD) Program for the Talloires Network, an international association of civically engaged universities housed at Tufts University. This new initiative, funded by the Pearson Foundation, aims to enhance capacity for member universities to build institutional frameworks focused on civic engagement.

An Open Invitation to Participate in A Global Communiqué on The Grand Challenges and the Great Transformation

On September 23, 2010, a group of international networks (known as the Big Tent group[i]) working on the community-university research and Engagement issues released the first Global Communiqué on the “Enhancement of North-South Cooperation in Community University Engagement.  On October 8, 2011, the Big Tent Group released the second global dialogue communiqué on “A Scenario for Community-University Engagement in 2030”.   In May of 2012 the Big Tent Group released a global communiqué on Sustainability, Knowledge and Democracy.  The Big Tent Group will release a 4th Global Communique during the Barcelona International Conference on Knowledge, Transformation and Social Responsibility being organised by the Global University Network for Innovation May 12-15, 2013. As with the earlier communiqués, this statement will be open source and will be owned by all who participate with the rights to re-distribute and share within all networks.

University Economic Impact - Input/Output Analysis and Other Ways to Tell Your Story

May 3 2013
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
1307 New York Avenue Northwest
United States  United States

This workshop – which is being conducted by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Universities (AAU) -- will be of interest to university personnel involved in preparing or communicating to the public about economic impact studies, or more broadly about the economic contributions their university makes. The session descriptions in the agenda will help you identify the right person or persons on your campus, and the organizers would be grateful if you would let them know about this.  The cost is $75 US.

Transforming Cities and Minds Through the Scholarship of Engagement: Economy, Equity and Environment

The Talloires Network Secretariat is pleased to announce the release of a new book, entitled Transforming Cities and Minds Through the Scholarship of Engagement: Economy, Equity and Environment, edited by its Director of Programs and Research, Dr. Lorlene Hoyt. 

Last Call for Student Videos - 'The World We Imagine'

This is a very exciting opportunity for higher education students around the world to voice their visions on transformative knowledge in higher education.  The videos will be presented at the Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi)  6th International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education, which will take place in 13-15 May 2013,  and will be featured on our Website ( Furthermore, a synthesis of all contributions will be published in our upcoming report “Higher Education in the World 5”.

The Talloires Network E-Newsletter - March 2013

The Talloires Network is one of the partners with whom PASCAL collaborates, and which is a co-signatory to the September 23 2010 Communique "Enhancing North-South Cooperation in Community-University Engagement".

NEWS ALERT: 6th International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education - Two modalities to actively participate

Call for posters and call for good practices communications...

Glasgow Wins the Smart City Status

Dear Colleagues

It has been announced today that the City of Glasgow has won the Future Demonstrator City Award from the UK Government.  This is a highly prestigious and competitive prize awarded to a city then expected to provide blueprints for the future integration of leading edge technologies, integrated planning and urban development.  It is worth some £24 million.

Building Bridges: Community – University Partnerships for Social Justice

Mar 28 2013
Cardiff Metropolitan University - Cyncoed Campus
Cyn-Coed Road
United Kingdom  United Kingdom

Cardiff School of Education is pleased to announce our conference Building Bridges: Community – University Partnerships for Social Justice which is taking place at the School of Education on 28th March.

The conference will highlight the opportunities for regenerating communities and promoting equality in the UK. We will hear from distinguished speakers from universities and NGOs including our keynote speakers Professor Dave Adamson and Professor Gareth Rees.


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