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UNESCO 3rd World Conference on Higher Education

The World Higher Education Conference aims at reshaping ideas and practices in higher education to ensure sustainable development for the planet and humanity.

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The UNESCO Global Independent Expert Group will produce a report that will be presented at this UNESCO conference.

About the conference

The 3rd World Higher Education Conference (WHEC2022) will bring together relevant stakeholders to define and prepare a roadmap for a new era of higher education. This roadmap will respond to the challenges faced by humanity and the planet, with special attention to the global disruption created by the COVID-19. It will look at both the higher education systems (norms, policies, structures, stakeholders) and institutions (universities, specialized entities, networks).

UNESCO is organizing the WHEC2022 to offer new knowledge, innovative ideas creative alliances, and produce an enlarged and reinvigorated coalition of the global higher education community in favour of the 2030 Agenda for Development and beyond.

The WHEC2022 is organised by UNESCO with the generous support of the Government of Spain, the regional Government of Catalonia, the City Hall and the Regional Authority of Barcelona and in partnership with GUNi/ACUP.

When and where

The UNESCO World Higher Education Conference will take place on 18 to 20 May in Barcelona, Spain.

Participation

Information on participation and how to register for the conference will be made available shortly on this webpage.

Please note that you will only be able to do a pre-registration. UNESCO reserves the right to confirmation of the definitive registration, which will be carried out according to the participation criteria established for the Conference (regional representation, COVID measures and others).

All UNESCO Member States will be invited to attend the event and nominate a delegation of up to three, including participants from diverse backgrounds.

Contact

For additional information, please contact whec2022@unesco.org(link sends e-mail).