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HE in the Ecosystem

Where are we now and where are we going? Higher education’s role in creating a better, more equal, just and sustainable world.

It’s time to embrace not just the lifelong but the life-wide dimension of learning

By Katja Römer for the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning

Universities as social impact investors: the snowball effect of value

By Richard Hazenberg, Professor of Social Innovation, University of Northampton and Dave Gorman, Director of Social Responsibility & Sustainability, University of Edinburgh for Big Society Capital

Education, Universities and climate change

A selection of lectures, videos, reports and public debates on education, universities and climate change from Uppsala University, Sweden.

We need leaders who can link local citizens with our universities

What does the new civic engagement leadership skill set look like?

By Dr Paul Gentle for Wonkhe

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Beyond business as usual: Higher education in the era of climate change

Redesign day-to-day operations
Reinvigorate the civic role
Reshape knowledge structures of universities
Refocus the educational mission of your institution

Keri Facer, Zennström Professor of Climate Change Leadership at Uppsala University, Sweden and Professor of Educational and Social Futures at the University of Bristol, UK, for the HEPI

Leadership in culturally significant times

When we can no longer lean on predictability and predictive analysis, we need courage to face ambiguity, trust in ourselves and others, boldness in business continuity and – most poignantly – cultural leadership

By Venka Purushothaman, Provost at LASALLE College of the Arts Singapore for Invisible Grail.

Interview with Lucy Butters, Cultural Intelligence expert

‘It always comes back to people and nurturing their capability’. This is the motivation for Lucy Butters, a Cultural Intelligence coach and facilitator. But what does it mean to be ‘culturally intelligent’ and what could a culturally intelligent higher education system look like?

Lucy talks to Louise Clifton about why we need to ask more questions, more often, and find greater compassion for one another – not just across national cultures but across cultural differences such as generations too. If we can do this well, we can unlock potential and work together better to solve the big problems facing our world.

Where are we now? Higher education, refugees and asylum seekers

Talent and potential aren’t linked to where we’re born. Each of us has the ability to learn and grow given the right support. So how can higher education institutions help young people from refugee or asylum seeking backgrounds flourish in our educational system?