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Pages: 2555-2562
Publication year: 2012
ISBN: 978-84-615-5563-5
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2012
Location: Valencia, Spain

UNIVERSITIES AND THEIR COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

A. Batllori Guerrero

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Centro Regional de Investigaciones Multidisciplinarias (MEXICO)
The role of higher education in the human and social development is evident. Throughout the centuries, higher education has contributed to progress in the industrialized and developing countries have attempted to structure and transform higher education to play a role in development.

Higher education systems, initially created to meet the needs of national states now face the challenge of addressing needs that go beyond the national framework. In this context we can say that the deans of the colleges must specify a role for institutions to define the time there. Thus, the institutions of higher education can be transformed as well as individual institutions as parts of a system that is redefining its role and vision in the XXI century.

It would be advisable in the case of programs that integrate differently from traditional institutions of higher education, most of which are organized around disciplines. Consider need for new interdisciplinary programs and the development of new fields of study to meet new needs. It is noted that some emerging non-traditional courses in traditional universities they could be further developed and extended to areas such as knowledge management, peace studies, climate change, poverty reduction and the study of new diseases. Perhaps a more detailed study of curricula that address human and social needs can contribute to understanding the kind of curricular change that requires higher education in general. Global faculty teachers would not necessarily attached to an institution but spend time in different institutions for the benefit of more students and fellow teachers that they are in a single institution.
The creation of global institutions should be considered the intellectual project that will define the contribution of higher education in the XXI century
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A. Batllori Guerrero (2012) UNIVERSITIES AND THEIR COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, INTED2012 Proceedings, pp. 2555-2562.
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