5th International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education
Higher Education's Commitment to Sustainability: from Understanding to Action
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
23 - 25 November 2010


Welcome to the website of the 5th International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education that will take place at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, in Barcelona, from 23 to 25 November 2010.

UNESCO has considered the Conference as a follow-up event of the World Conference on Higher Education (Paris, 2009). 

 All the participants at the Conference will receive the next GUNI Report Higher Education in the World 4 'Higher Education's Commitment to Sustainability:from Understanding to Action' (to be edited in 2011)

GUNI joins the work on the contribution of higher education to sustainability currently being carried out by international agencies, special programmes of the United Nations, networks and institutions of higher education in the world with the conviction that the greatest challenge of higher education in next decades consists in putting the knowledge at the service of social transformation, a process which at present means moving toward sustainability.

The Conference offers a collective work and active participation. It will include working sessions to analyze how the world regions are advancing on the issue, using examples and good practices. It also will be a work space where participants will discuss and propose specific ways of action to move forward application.

Conference registrations are filling-up fast! Register now to ensure your attendance at the Conference!

You are cordially invited to attend Conference or nominate the member(s) of your institution. In this space you can find information regarding the conference, details of its programme and contents.

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GUNI's founding members: Sponsored by:
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Unesco United Nations University
Supported by:
Ministerio de Educación Generalitat de Catalunya Ajuntament de Barcelona