a New Vision of Higher Education
15. Sharing knowledge and know-how across borders and continents
principle of solidarity and true partnership among higher
education institutions worldwide is crucial for education
and training in all fields that encourage an understanding
of global issues, the role of democratic governance and
skilled human resources in their resolution, and the need
for living together with different cultures and values.
The practice of multilingualism, faculty and student exchange
programmes and institutional linkage to promote intellectual
scientific co-operation should be an integral part of all
higher education systems.
principles of international co-operation based on solidarity,
recognition and mutual support, true partnership that equitably
serves the interests of the partners and the value of sharing
knowledge and know-how across borders should govern relationships
among higher education institutions in both developed and
developing countries and should benefit the least developed
countries in particular. Consideration should be given to
the need for safeguarding higher education institutional
capacities in regions suffering from conflict or natural
disasters. Consequently, an international dimension should
permeate the curriculum, and the teaching and learning processes.
and international instruments for the recognition of studies
should be ratified and implemented, including certification
of the skills, competencies and the abilities of graduates,
making it easier for students to exchange course, in order
to facilitate mobility within and between national systems.