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You are Destined for Great Things! Opportunities at the The University of Johannesburg (UJ)

Written by Marius Venter on Jan 29, 2020 11:53 am

DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS (DPs) – FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION (4IR)

DISTINGUISHED VISITING ACADEMICS (DVAs) – FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION (4IR)

PROFESSORS OF PRACTICE (PoPs) – FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION (4IR)

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Israel - Italy collaboration of Learning cities

Written by Orna Mager on Jan 28, 2020 05:28 am

The Israeli Center for Learning Cities, in Modiin, has recently signed an agreement, the first of it's kind, with the FVG Region of Italy, during a visit to Israel under the title "Pilot Project Learning Cities" [featured below].

This agreement is the result of a mutual learning process between the Israeli Center for Learning Cities, in Modiin, and the Parliament of the FVG Region, together with the Universita delle LieberEta, Udine and the City of Trieste.

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Universities for a just, equitable, humane and sustainable society?

Written by Santhakumar on Jan 27, 2020 10:52 am

I hope that PASCAL Subscribers will be interested in a series of articles produced from Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India, within a programme entitled, University Practice Connect, a collaboration between academics and development practitioners, which brings the two together to co-create this mutually benefitting space for learnings and experiences; for strategy-formulation and prob

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Science for the People Science with the People - A blog by Dr Rajesh Tandon

Written by Rajesh Tandon on Jan 23, 2020 11:08 am

In early January, at the 107th annual Indian Science Congress held in Bengaluru, the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India shared its draft policy on Scientific Social Responsibility (SSR), inviting discussion. As a leading country with a strong base of modern science and its institutions, India’s efforts to prepare a framework of social responsibility of science is really very meaningful and important.

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Appreciating Urban India: Development Policies and Practices - PRIA Academy Urban School from 10-12 February, 2020

Written by Rajesh Tandon on Jan 22, 2020 01:41 pm
Start: Feb 10 2020
End: Feb 12 2020
Timezone: Asia/Calcutta
PRIA International Academy (PIA)
42, Tughlakabad Institutional Area
New Delhi - 110062
India

We are pleased to announce the First “Urban School” on “Appreciating Urban India: Development Policies and Practices” on 10-12 February 2020 at Society for Participatory Research in Asia – PRIA [42 Tughlakabad Institutional Area (near Batra Hospital on Mehrauli-Badarpur Road), New Delhi – 110062]. This workshop is being organised by PRIA International Academy (PIA) in partnership with INCLUDe (Indian NGOs for Community Led Urban Development).

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CLAYSS Service-Learning Training

Written by Mike Osborne on Jan 15, 2020 05:47 am

We are pleased to present the availability of online courses on service-learning for all levels of education (preschool, primary, secondary and higher education), as well as youth and community organizations. CLAYSS is the Latin American Center for Service Learning.

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Los retos actuales del sistema universitario español (The current challenges of the Spanish university system)

Written by Marti Parellada on Jan 15, 2020 05:01 am

We have published a new blog with the title "Weaknesses, challenges and new challenges of the Spanish university system", which we wish to share. To read an opinion piece by José María Sanz, Professor of Applied Physics (Autonomous University of Madrid) and Rector of the UAM (2009-2017), access the Foundation CYD post from the link below.

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Pécs is now formally a member of PASCAL’s Learning Cities Networks (LCN)

Written by Josef Konvitz on Jan 14, 2020 05:37 pm

We are very pleased to report that the city of Pécs, Hungary, is now formally a member of PASCAL’s Learning Cities Networks (LCN). It is one of the cities that we have worked with closely over a number of years, as is evident in the profile of Pécs written by Balazs Nemeth.

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NEP: New Economics Papers - Social Norms and Social Capital - Digest, Vol 110, Issue 2

Written by Fabio Sabatini on Jan 13, 2020 11:35 am

In this issue we feature 9 current papers on the theme of social capital, chosen by Fabio Sabatini (Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”):

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UALL Annual Conference 2020 | Second Call for Submissions

Written by Alice Reynolds on Jan 11, 2020 09:33 am
Start: Apr 1 2020
End: Apr 3 2020
Timezone: Europe/London
Foresight Conference Centre, University of Liverpool
1st Floor Bedford House, Oxford Street
Liverpool L69 7ZP
United Kingdom

The University Association for Lifelong Learning (UALL) UK is pleased to announce the Second Call for Submissions to its upcoming Annual Conference 2020, hosted by the University of Liverpool. The theme of the Conference is Diversity, identity and inclusion in Lifelong Learning: Shaping a 2020 vision for mature students.

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SA-UK University Staff Doctoral Programme (USDP) - Phase 2 Grant

Written by Marius Venter on Jan 07, 2020 03:23 pm

We are pleased to announce that the University of Johannesburg in collaboration with the University of Zululand and the University of Glasgow has been awarded a grant of 3,976,000 Rand by the Department of Higher Education and Training in South Africa and the British Council through the Newton Fund in order to enhance the capacity of 10 permanent academics in South Africa through doctoral studies in the following fields: local development; entrepreneurship, sustainable development goals 1, 2 and 4, education and fourth industrial revolution technologies that will support municipalities in local development to improve the quality of lives of communities.

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