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WAHED publication launch event: Perspectives on the challenges to access and equity in higher education across the world

Event Details
Online event
24 September 2021

You are invited to the online launch of the new World Access to Higher Education Day (WAHED) publication Perspectives on the challenges to access and equity in higher Education across the world in the context of COVID on 24 September at 2:00 pm until 3:30 pm (GMT).

This publication is a collection of 17 articles drawn from last year’s WAHED 24 event, including contributions from NCSEHE researchers as well as university leaders, national policymakers, leaders of global education bodies and those working on initiatives to make access/success in higher education more equitable in every continent of the world.

This important publication provides insights from around the world into how universities have adapted to the challenges posed to equitable access/success in higher education posed by the pandemic covering internationalisation, employability, the digital divide, responses of policymakers, learning and teaching, student aid/poverty and divisions within the higher education institutions across the world. It sets the scene for this year’s WAHED on 17 November 2021.

It includes contributions from Australia, Brazil, Ireland, Thailand, West Indies and the:

  • National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE), Australia
  • World Bank
  • UNESCO Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Austrian Ministry of Education, Science and Research
  • Office of the Education Council, Thailand
  • All Africa Students Union
  • Equity Practitioners in Higher Education Australasia (EPHEA), Australia
  • Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Regional Centre for Higher Education (RIHED)
  • Lumina Foundation USA

The event will feature a selection of the contributors reflecting on their articles and what they see as the key priorities where equitable access/success is concerned as we learn to adjust to life with Covid-19.

Register for this FREE online event

Posted 14 September 2021