This GUNi International Conference aims to be an international meeting to debate on the role of the humanities, and the interrelation between humanities, science and technology in the 21st Century with a special focus on Higher Education. The main objective of the Conference is to open a worldwide debate on the current role of humanities in the social, academic and scientific areas and on their importance to boost a more equitable, more responsible and more democratic society.
The event will gather representatives from different countries and from diverse areas of knowledge and fields (education, research, public institutions, organizations) in order to debate on the role of the humanities in the world. The Conference is devised as a space to exchange ideas and discussion on the challenges that society faces and will face in the 21st Century and the role humanities play in those challenges.
The Conference is addressed to national and international experts from universities, institutions, organizations, business and other agencies and will be held in Barcelona, Catalonia, from 19th to 20th November 2018 at the CosmoCaixa Science Museum in Barcelona.
During the event there will be three types of sessions: keynote sessions, workshops, and presentation of experiences and cases. Through these three different type of sessions we intend to have an interactive conference.
The International Conference is conceived as an integral part of the process of elaboration of the 7th GUNi Higher Education in the World Report (to be published in 2019) which is part of the series “Higher Education in the World Report”, a collective work published as a result of global and regional analysis. Each edition reflects on the key issues and challenges facing higher education and its institutions in the 21st Century to overcome societal issues. Past editions of the Report can be consulted here.
Further information will be provided in the following months. Take a look at this Conference website regularly for updates.