Can higher education counteract “alternative facts”, “fake news” & “illiberal democracy” and counter the rise of right-wing activity on camus?

In Dublin, October 4, a team of European, US, and South African  spokespersons on higher education, civic responsibility and democracy will gather in Dublin City University for a summit meeting and will also speak at a public event in the Royal Irish Academy to discuss the role of higher education in building and maintaining democracy, especially in local communities.

DCU Host Two Day European Conference on the Local Mission of Higher Education

European Conference on the Local Mission of Higher Education

Dublin City University, October 4- 5, 2018 

·         09:00 Registration

·         09:30 Welcome and Introductions

Brian Mc Craith, President, Dublin City University

Sjur Bergan, Head, Higher Education Department, Council of Europe

DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY (AND DIT) IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HO CHI MINH CITY UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE TO DEVELOP COMMUNITY BASED LEARNING

As part of an ambitious Irish Aid funded programme VIBE (Vietnam Ireland Bilateral Education Exchange) DCU, with support from DIT and Campus Engage, has spent two weeks intensive training with lecturers, teachers in the community and community partners with the inter-disciplinary STEM and community-based learning unit at the University of Science in Vietnam.

Good news for the future of Engaged Researh- FP9 proposal almost ready, says Commission’s R&D chief

The plan for the EU’s next research Framework programme will be presented at the end of May, according to the European Commission’s incoming R&D chief Jean-Eric Paquet.

In his first interview following his appointment as head of the Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation last month, Paquet revealed that “most of the work” on the Commission’s Framework 9 proposal had already been done. He will take up the role on 1 April following the departure of Robert-Jan Smits, who held the post for eight years.

UCC Launch new Civic Engagement Strategy, 2017-2022

On 1 December 2017 Prof Patrick O'Shea, President of UCC, launched the university’s new Civic Engagement Strategy, 2017-2022 to a packed auditorium, filled with members of the public, civic and civil society organisations, representatives from local enterprise, media, students and staff. 

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