Barcelona to host the third UNESCO World Higher Education ConferenceThe conference is to be held from 18 to 20 May 2022. This will be the first time it has been organised away from its base in Paris. The goal of the event is to help improve organisations and higher education systems with the focus on human rights and the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, in line with the promise to leave nobody behind.
Under the slogan “Reinventing higher education for a sustainable future”, the third UNESCO World Higher Education Conference aims to break down the traditional models of higher education and open up the door to innovative, creative and visionary concepts which are inclusive for the entire student community throughout their lives.
The main topics for the conference are the impact of Covid-19 on higher education, the sustainable development goals, inclusion, the quality and relevance of programmes, academic mobility, governance, funding, the production of data and knowledge, international cooperation and the future of this realm of teaching.
The conference will give a voice to all profiles from academic life, such as teaching staff, the research community, administration, business, youth, political representation and social organisations. The conference also includes parallel events, informal meetings and displays on technology, innovation, good practice, art, science and culture, broadening opportunities for learning and exchange between all participants.