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UNESCO World Higher Education Conference 2022

The 3rd UNESCO World Higher Education Conference took place earlier this month in Barcelona from the 18 to 20 May 2022. It was an was an opportunity to activate a global conversation about the reinvention of what higher education will mean in the future, nurtured by diverse narratives.

Bringing together relevant stakeholders, the main task was to define and prepare a road map for the new era of higher education, responsive to the challenges faced by humanity and the planet, as a result of diverse forms of crises, with special attention to the global disruption created by COVID-19.

While affirming higher education as a right for all, a new report was also launched at the conference by the UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean, named "The Right to Higher Education: A social justice perspective," which is applying a social justice lens to the right to higher education.

Further to this the official launch of the 8th GUNi Higher Education in the World Report: "New Visions for Higher Education towards 2030" took place during the conference, setting out the horizons of transformation of higher education for the coming years and highlighting a new vision to drive change. The report has been designed as a live document in virtual format that will continue to grow over the next four years.

Read more about the conference here.