22 August 2019

Call for Proposals: International Conference on the 10th Year of United Nations Academic Impact hosted by Chandigarh University

On 18-19 November, 2019, Chandigarh University will be hosting the International Conference on the 10th Year of United Nations Academic Impact: Opportunities and Strategies for Collaborative Higher Education Impact in Emerging Economies. Until 30 September, faculty, students, and research scholars of both UNAI member and non-member institutions are invited to register and submit proposals for paper, case-study, and workshop sessions relevant to the theme. 

Launched on 18 November 2010 at UN Headquarters in New York by the then UN Secretary General H.E. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) seeks to create a collaborative synergy of higher education institutions and universities across the world. The role of higher education institutions (HEI) and universities has become critical for engaging multilateralism to achieve global sustainability. However, the quality and relevance of higher education still remains a challenge in many institutions and universities. To address the barriers facing HEIs today and to celebrate UNAI as it enters into its decennary year, Chandigarh University announces this international conference on '10th Year of United Nations Academic Impact: Opportunities and Strategies for Collaborative Higher Education Impact in Emerging Economies'.

The conference seeks to achieve the following objectives: 

  • To promote collaboration and cooperation among HEIs with the aim of fostering Sustainable Development. 
  • To explore innovative ways of collaborative action for greater higher education impact.
  • To share knowledge on role of HEIs in promoting continuously evolving multilateralism post United Nations era.
  • To strengthen UN Academic Impact regional network as a knowledge-driven action platform for promoting collaborative HEI interventions.

Registration opens 1 July 2019. The deadline for submissions for workshop proposals, paper, articles, and concepts is 30 September 2019. The deadline for final paper submissions and registration is 25 October 2019

Call for paper/case-study/workshop session proposals

Proposals are invited for workshops and round-tables related to the main conference theme '10th Year of United Nations Academic Impact: Opportunities and Strategies for Collaborative Higher Education Impact in Emerging Economies'. Additionally accepted are research based papers, articles and case-studies, for presentation and publication on one of the following sub-themes (or related areas): 

  •  Higher Education as a driver for Sustainable Development 
  •  SDGs: Issues related to Course-content and pedagogy
  • Aligning research in higher education to global sustainability agenda.
  • Creating synergy through innovative collaboration models in higher education
  • Sustainability-Driven higher education: Opportunities and Challenges  

Authors/presenters are encouraged to bring innovative cross-disciplinary perspectives in addressing any of the issues related to the conference theme.

Registration

There is no fee for UNAI member institutions. Please follow this link to submit proposals and register for the conference. More information, such as manuscript submission guidelines and conference schedules, is available in the brochure.