Section for Higher Education (ED/THE/HED)
The mission of the Section for Higher Education is to inform, connect and guide the extended community of world stakeholders on contemporary issues impacting and influencing 21st century higher education systems. Taking the 2009 UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education as its reference point, the Section provides expert advice and technical support for policy directions at the institutional, national and regional levels on approaches to enhancing the quality of higher education provision in all its typologies and modalities around the world.
Appreciating that the process of enhancing the quality of higher education provision is a multi-dimensional task necessitating inclusive dialogues with various actors, the Section initiates international workshops, seminars, publications, practical guides and normative instruments. Such initiatives bring together a diversity of policy makers, institutional leaders, students, researchers, and employers on current and pertinent issues. Among these issues are: access to higher education; teaching, learning and curriculum development; the diversification of higher education structures; the diversification and alternative funding mechanisms of higher education systems; the role of higher education in the lifelong learning paradigm; institutional autonomy and accountability; governance, leadership and management of institutions; the ethical and moral aspects of teaching and research; and the cross-border and internationalization aspects of learning, learners and institutions.
Ms Liliana SIMIONESCU
Ms Inga NICHANIAN
Ms Irene ODIBO