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6th LET’S INTERNATIONAL BUILD BARCELONA CONFERENCE TRANSFORMATIVE ON HIGHER KNOWLEDGE EDUCATION May 13-15 TO DRIVE 2013 SOCIAL CHANGE be wledkno tic!* gias (*) show enthusiasm about and actively encourage the co-creation of transformative knowledge

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GLOBAL UNIVERSITY NETWORK FOR INNOVATION

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INTERNATIONAL BARCELONA CONFERENCE ON HIGHER EDUCATION

TRANSFORMATIVE KNOWLEDGE TO DRIVE SOCIAL CHANGE


GUNi Founders Members welcome

Dear Sir/Madam, As representatives of the founding members of the Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi), we are pleased to welcome you to the 6th International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education, Let’s build transformative knowledge to drive social change. The Conference, hosted by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech (UPC), is organized by GUNi with the collaboration of the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), the Global Alliance on Community Engaged Research (GACER) and UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education in Victoria University. GUNi proposes in this edition to discuss on Knowledge, Engagement & Higher Education. We aim to call upon policy-makers, leaders and practitioners of the higher education institutions around the world to rethink social responsibilities of higher education and to become a part of a hub of societal innovation. The Conference tries to provide visibility and to critically examine communityuniversity engagement as one of the most significant key features in the evolution of higher education over the last 10-15 years. We invite all of you to actively participate in the Conference as an open space to share and learn together; with the conviction that it is by taking action that we can build transformative knowledge to drive social change. We very much hope you will enjoy this event. Yours faithfully,

David Atchoarena Director Division for ED/THE UNESCO

David Malone Rector UNU

Antoni Giró UPC Rector GUNi President 3

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Supported by:

GLOBAL ALLIANCE ON COMMUNITY ENGAGED RESEARCH

Sponsored by:

Generalitat de Catalunya

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Organizers welcome

Dear Friends, In our role as organizers of the 6th International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education, we would like to add our welcome and our deep appreciation to each and every one of you for taking time from your other responsibilities, for finding the resources to come to Barcelona and for agreeing to share your experiences, your struggles, your passions and your dreams. In spite of the difficult context that we are all experiencing a large part of the global leadership of the community university engagement movement will be here together. We are coming as activists in civil society, as Heads of Universities, as researchers and scholars, as leaders in national and global networks, as public service workers and funding agencies. As the title of our conference says, “Let’s Build Transformative Knowledge to Drive Social Change and Be Knowledgiastic” Wishing you a wonderful experience,

Budd L. Hall Co-Chair, Community-Based Research

Cristina Escrigas GUNi Executive Director

Rajesh Tandoon President, PRIA

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DAY BEFORE:

Sunday 12th MAY 2013 16:00 - 18:00 BIG TENT MEETING ABBA GARDEN HOTEL

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DAY 1:

Monday 13th MAY 2013


09:00 - 14:00

16:00 - 18:30

REGISTRATION Hall

OPENING SESSION Auditori

09:30 - 13:00 PARALLEL SIDE-EVENTS Vertex Building Copernicus Alliance Network, UNU Institute of Advanced Studies & Regional Centres of Expertise VS208 Latin American Universities Meeting, Organized by CLAYSS VS210 PASCAL workshop VS219 Institutionalization of Service Learning in Spanish Universities VS217 GACER and PRIA: Mainstreaming Community-based Participatory Research Sala d’actes

15:00 - 16:00 WELCOME ADDRESS Auditori Chair: Antoni Giró, Rector UPC & GUNi President Paulina Gonzalez-Pose, Head of the Higher Education Section, UNESCO Luk van Langenhoven, Director of the UNU Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNUCRIS) David Malone, Rector of the United Nations University (UNU) (video) Federico Morán Abad, General Secretary of Universities, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, Government of Spain Andreu Mas-Colell, Minister for Economy and Knowledge, Catalan Government

CONFERENCE PRESENTATION Budd Hall, Canada; Cristina Escrigas, Spain; Rajesh Tandon, India This session will introduce how to build transformative knowledge to drive social change and the seven key issues that have been selected for the conference offering new visions and ways for the future. They are: Learning to read reality, Building the world we imagine; Why engagement is critical for social change?; Building partnership: making cooperation mainstream; Enlarging the conception of knowledge; Redefining political frameworks and structures for making engagement to happen and Engagement with added value and collective impact. BUILDING THE WORLD WE IMAGINE Chair: Jesús Granados, Spain With the collaboration of Bruno Jayme de Oliveira, Brazil; Crystal Tremblay, Canada; Melba ClaudioGonzález, Puerto Rico; Mireia Rey, Spain This session will explore the vision of the world we want. We need to re-invent all systems that organize life: economic, political, environmental and social, to respond to new needs, overcoming the limitations and undesirable side effects of the models that we have used up to date. What is at stake is the very concept of the idea of progress. The session will present fresh and innovative ideas and visions of students, practitioners and scholars with the aim to share everyone’s imagined world. Education has a big intergenerational responsibility in building the world we imagine.

18:30 - 19:00 WELCOME COCKTAIL Hall & Garden

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DAY 2:

Tuesday 14th MAY 2013

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09:00 - 10:30

13:00 - 14:00

WHY IS ENGAGEMENT CRITICAL FOR SOCIAL CHANGE? Auditori Chair: Axel Didriksson, Mexico Dzulkifli Razak, Malaysia; Robert Hollister, USA; Shirley Walters, South Africa Engagement necessarily entails struggles for change and transformation that require altering the current social structures and power relations. Engagement is key in breaking the conformity of thought by proactively criticizing the world of ideas and transforming those paradigms and beliefs established in the social systems about how we organize our community. With this key idea we want to discuss how community engagement is central for the creation of a new citizenship.

Lunch Hall & Garden

10:30 - 13:00 BUILDING PARTNERSHIP: MAKING COOPERATION MAINSTREAM Auditori Barbara Ibrahim Egypt; Mike Osborne, United Kingdom Partnership is the central aspect in developing community engagement initiatives that deal with the issues of people. A partnership is a way of being and a way of working with others that implies mutual understanding, common good, reciprocity, collaboration in decision making and transparency regarding outcomes. PARALLEL WORKSHOPS Vertex Building Workshop 1. Joanna Ochocka, Canada VS217 Workshop 2. Andrew Furco, USA VS208 Workshop 3. Lorlene Hoyt, USA VS216 Workshop 4. Carlos Cortez, Mexico VS218

14:00 - 16:00 GOOD PRACTICES ON COMMUNITY UNIVERSITY ENGAGEMENT Vertex Building Community-based research. Juliet Millican, UK VS208 Science Shops & CBR. Norbert Steinhaus, Germany Sala d’actes Engaged scholarship. Jerome Slamat, South Africa VS210 Knowledge mobilization. Sophie Duncan, UK VS213 Academic enterprise. Judith Favish, South Africa VS214 Service-learning I. Lorraine McIlrath, Ireland VS216 Service-learning II. Carol Ma, China VS217 Service-learning III. Julia Preece, South Africa VS218

16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break Hall

16:30 - 18:30 ENLARGING THE CONCEPTION OF KNOWLEDGE Auditori Chair: Cristina Escrigas, Spain François Vallaeys, France; Jesús Granados, Spain; Lean Chan, Malaysia; Manuel Ramiro Muñoz, Colombia; Paul Wangoola, Uganda In this session we will discuss what we understand by knowledge and its role in society, and how engagement contributes to make all cosmologies of knowledge count. 9

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DAY 3:

Wednesday 15th MAY 2013

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09:00 - 12:00

13:00 - 14:00

REDEFINING POLITICAL FRAMEWORKS AND STRUCTURES TO MAKE ENGAGEMENT HAPPEN Auditori Chair: Paul Manners, UK M. Nieves Tapia, Argentina; Paul Benneworth, The Netherlands; Andrew Petter, Canada Adapt and create appropriated structures at all levels is key for the mainstreaming of communityuniversity engagement. The session will examine inspiring institutional design examples, the most relevant national policies, political frameworks and the role of networks, and how they have contributed to a scholar’s cultural change.

Lunch Hall & Garden

PARALLEL WORKSHOPS Vertex Building Institutional Structures. Edward T. Jackson, Canada VS208 Policy. Paul Manners, UK VS214 Funding. Claudia Neubauer, France VS213 Networks. Michael Cuthill, Australia VS218

14:00 - 16:30 ENGAGEMENT WITH ADDED VALUE AND COLLECTIVE IMPACT Auditori George Openjuru, Uganda; Hans G. Schuetze, Canada; Hiram Fitzgerald, USA; John Saltmarsh, USA (video) This session is about quality assurance of engagement. The session will discuss the need of a system of indicators that measures the quality of engagement, and how it can be generated in ways that is consistent with the spirit of engagement and that engages all actors together. The session will also explore ways in which the system of indicators of engagement can be defined collectively and be introduced in the international agenda.

16:30 - 16:45 Coffee break Hall

12:00 - 13:00

16:45 - 18:30

POSTERS SESSIONS ON COMMUNITY UNIVERSITY ENGAGEMENT Hall

CLOSING SESSION Auditori BIG TENT - GLOBAL COMMUNIQUÉ Norbert Steinhaus, Germany; Lean Chan, Malaysia RIYADH DECLARATION ON SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Salem Malik, Saudi Arabia FINAL REMARKS Budd Hall, Canada; Cristina Escrigas, Spain; Rajesh Tandon, India

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7 key issues on Community University Engagement (CUE)

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1_ Learning to read reality We know we cannot solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them, but we continue feeding an outdated system. We need to re-invent ourselves as society and how we organize ourselves. We must integrate the emerging idea of social innovation and revise the conception of what human progress is. In this matter, higher education’s greatest challenge in the coming years is to materialize the contribution made by knowledge to building a new reality and a sustainable future for humanity and for the planet.

2_ Building the world we imagine We must reconsider the world we are creating, and Education has a big intergenerational responsibility in building the world we imagine, the world we want and the world we deserve. The paradigm shift must move from disconnection, individual competitiveness, economic profitability and a shortterm focus, to enthusiasm, cooperation, individual and social responsibility for the common good, and long term sustainability. It is about new ways of knowing and learning how to be human.

3_ Why is engagement critical for social change? Engagement is not just an idea, but a set of practical actions, which necessarily entail struggles for change and transformation that require altering the current social structures and power relations. Engagement is key in breaking the conformity of thought by proactively criticizing the world of ideas and transforming those paradigms and beliefs established in the social systems about how we organize our community. Community engagement is central for the creation of a new citizenship. The challenge for higher education institutions is to analyze why, for what, and how CUE takes place to ensure a positive social process of transformation, and to approach it in an integrated manner, in which engagement enhances teaching and research.

5_ Enlarging the conception of knowledge We need to rethink what we understand by knowledge and its role in society. Knowledge is not complete and no longer produced exclusively by and consumed within universities. In this context, there is an emerging task for HEIs to become cosmopolitan centres of global culture by building bridges between different cultures, different kinds and sources of knowledge, and between knowledge and citizenship. This involves the necessary decolonization of knowledge and the need to establish an open dialogue between scientific and indigenous knowledge among others.

6_ Redefining structures and political frameworks for making engagement to happen If we want universities to be transformative they have to transform themselves first. Adapting and creating appropriate structures at all levels is key for the mainstreaming of CUE. Current evidences of change include the implementation of top-down policies by universities to support CUE, the promulgation of educational laws at national level that place engagement and social responsibility as one of the main important elements of education, and also the contribution of networks acting as lobby for the mainstreaming of this movement.

7_ Engagement with added value and collective impact There exists a need to measure the quality of engagement, and how it can be generated in ways that is consistent with the spirit of engagement and that engages all actors together. By collective impact we understand a substantial impact on a large scale social issue, which meets five conditions: a common agenda, shared measurement systems, mutually reinforcing activities, continuous communication and a backbone organization.

4_ Building partnership: making cooperation mainstream Partnership is the central aspect in developing CUE initiatives that deal with the issues of people. A partnership is a way of being and a way of working with others that implies mutual understanding, common good, reciprocity, collaboration in decision making, and transparency regarding outcomes.

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Credits Organizing committee Budd Hall, Canada Rajesh Tandon, India Melba Claudio-González Àngels Cortina Cristina Escrigas Álvaro García Jesús Granados Marta Forns Adriana Nadal Gemma Puig Technical Secretariat Manners Congressos Technical support Manuel Fernández Jordi Gómez Design Carme Guri Photographer Shayna Hadley, Canada Creative collaborators Taller de músics Roger Sabarté Joan Palà Marc Menéndez The world we imagine session Performance Director: Mireia Rey Actors: Marta Codina, Marc Carapeto Participative activity Bruno Jayme, Brazil Jesús Granados, Spain Session coordination Melba G. Claudio-González, Puerto Rico Video editing Crystal Tremblay, Canada Reporters Íngrid Agud, Spain Julie Cunningham, Canada Marta Gual, Spain Marta López, Spain Angelina Sánchez, Spain Sara Segundo, Spain Halliki Voolma, United Kingdom

Students Yulieth Acevedo Agudelo, Colombia Albukhary International University in Malaysia, Nepal Gustavo Arango Tabares, Colombia Leidy Johanna Baenal, Colombia Jennifer Bennett, Canada Afua Boahene, USA Butrint Bozalija, Malaysia Alejandro Bueno Ossa, Colombia Linda Cavanaugh, Canada Eugenia Cerna Hinojosa, Chile Chautauqua Charter School, USA Jose Consul Gonsalves Junior, Australia CQUniversity Australia, Australia David Fernando Castaño López, Colombia Laura Franco Mejia, Colombia Carlomagno Gabriel, Mexico Suzanne Gaulocher, USA Jamie Haft, USA Kaitlin Hardy, USA Faseeha Harthim, Sri Lanka / Malaysia Wendy Krauza, Canada Carlos Mario Quintero Gómez, Colombia Luis Carlos Monsalve, Colombia Andrea Montoya Garcia, Colombia Mohamed Muizzu Abbas, Malaysia Johnny Alexander Muñoz Jiménez, Colombia Leonardo Naranjo, Colombia Nanya Pérez Martínez, Mexico Danielle Preiss, USA John Eduard Ramirez, Colombia Erika Romero Correa, Colombia Pablo Romo Alvárez, Mexico Arely Sánchez León, Mexico David Alexander Tafur Rodríguez, Colombia Gonzalo Ulloa, Colombia Laura Maria Uribe Valencia, Colombia Javier Vasquez, Colombia Holly Zahn, USA Héctor Zapata Ríos, Colombia

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