Wednesday 19 May: 13:00 – 14:30
The aim of this session, co-organised with OECD, is to share international experience in establishing learning networks of universities committed to work with others in contributing to the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of their local communities.
It will embrace the role of transnational organisations such as the OECD, and the European Commission, national networks and individual cross-national university and city partnerships. A cross cutting theme will be the role of policy makers and funders from inside and outside of higher education and their concerns to assess the local impact of research and teaching in civic universities. It will build on a workshop organised by OECD and the Civic University Network on “The role of Civic Universities in the UK post pandemic recovery: An International Perspective” and will act as a prelude to the Times Higher World Academic Summit in Toronto in September on How Powerful is Place.