torsdag 6. februar 2020

New report is presented: "SDG - Quality in higher education: Developing a platform for sharing of ideas and practices within the universities"

Tomorrow, Friday February 7th, the report from a SDG working group under the National Committee for Cooperation with Agenda 2030 in the university sector, is presented at the Bergen SDG conference.

At the SDG Conference 2019 in Bergen the Rectors of five Norwegian universities initiated a process aiming at creating a platform for sharing of best practice in the universities’ work with the SDGs, with a particular focus on education. Based on this statement, a working group was established under the National Committee for Cooperation with Agenda 2030 in the university sector to develop the platform. The working group is presenting the platform and a report at the SDG Conference 2020 7th February at 13:00—14:10.

From the report’s Final Remarks:
The issues raised by the Global agenda asking for a “transformative shift” and a new development model, cannot be realized unless all actors in society move in the same direction. Universities, through their roles as producers of the knowledge base for a society (research) and through dissemination and spreading of knowledge, are the most important change- agent. Our platform for best practice based on collaboration between universities, show how universities together can drive these changes. A mutual learning process through continuous exchange of ideas and experiences makes us leapfrog. The best way to reach a “transformative shift” within the short timeframe we have is through collaboration and sharing of “best practice”.


SDG - Quality in higher education:
Developing a platform for sharing of ideas and practices within the universities
Report from working group, January 2020

Download the report (pdf)