Regional Conferences

To ensure that WCHE has a truly global scope, preparatory regional conferences have been addressing specific regional concerns. Their proposals will enrich the debates at the 2009 World Conference, which is being held in close synergy with the Fourth World Science Forum (Budapest, November 2009).


Regional Conference on Higher Education in Africa (Dakar, Senegal, 10-13 November 2008)

Arab States

Arab Regional Conference on Higher Education (Cairo, Egypt, 31 May - 2 June 2009)


Asia-Pacific Sub-Regional Preparatory Conference for the WCHE 2009  (Macao SAR, PR China, 25-26 September 2008)

South, South-West and Central Asia Sub-Regional Preparatory Conference on Higher Education (New Delhi, India, 25-26 February 2009)

Europe and North America

UNESCO Forum on Higher Education in the Europe Region (Bucharest, Romania, 21-24 May 2009)

Latin America and the Caribbean

Regional Higher Education Conference - CRES 2008 (Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, 4-6 June 2008)