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Webinar: Universities´ responsibilities to society

MCU 2020 affirms that universities require a reliable social contract with civil society. 

About this event

The first of the principles set out in the new Magna Charta Universitatum 2020 (MCU 2020) is:

"Universities acknowledge that they have a responsibility to engage with and respond to the aspirations and challenges of the world and to the communities

they serve, to benefit humanity and contribute to sustainability." 

MCU 2020 goes on the say that to fulfil their responsibility universities require ‘a reliable social contract with civil society.’

But what does that look like in practice in the many different countries and cultures from which MCU signatories come?

The purpose of this webinar is to start answering this question in a way that will give insight and inspire universities to consider further their social contract with civil society.


Speakers

Chris Brink, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Newcastle, UK, member of the Research

Carmen Z. Lamagna, Vice-Chancellor of the American International University -Bangladesh

Nalin Thakkar, Vice-President, University of Manchester, UK

Giga Zedania, Rector of Ilia State University, Georgia, Chair of the Research Committee of the Governing Council of the Magna Charta Observatory

Robert Hollister, Senior Advisor to the University Social Responsibility Network

Programme

13.45 Opening access to participants at Zoom

14.00 Introduction by the moderator

Giga Zedania, Rector of Ilia State University, Georgia, Chair of the Magna Charta Observatory’s Research Committee

14.05 Keynote speech

Academic responsibility and universities’ role in society

Chris Brink, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Newcastle, UK, member of the Research Committee of the Magna Charta Observatory

14.25 Case Study: American International University -Bangladesh - Bangladesh

Carmen Z. Lamagna, Vice-Chancellor of the American International University - Bangladesh

14.40 Case Study: the University of Manchester

Nalin Thakkar, Vice-President, University of Manchester, UK

14.55 Case Study: University Social Responsibility Network

Robert Hollister, Senior Advisor to the University Social Responsibility Network, Hong Kong

15.10 Q&A

15.30 End of the webinar

Closing date for booking: 28 September 2021 - 8:00 

Register here.

There is no charge for this event

The event will be held on Zoom. The link will be sent the day of the event to the email used to register.

Tíðspunkt
mikudagur 29. sep, kl 14:00
Longd
14:00 - 15:30
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zoom