5 July 2009
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African Development Bank (Abidjan)

World Conference on Higher Education

press release


To: 08/07/2009

Location: Paris, France

Organiser: UNESCO

The field of higher education is undergoing rapid and profound transformation: demand is surging, providers are increasingly diverse and students are more mobile than ever. But national funding falls short of needs and stark inequalities remain at a time when higher education has a crucial role to play in addressing key social and economic challenges. It is against this backdrop that the 2009 World Conference on Higher Education will be held in Paris, France from 5 to 8 July 2009.

The World Conference on Higher Education, organized by UNESCO, will take stock of changes in higher education since the World Conference on Higher Education of 1998 and will deal with the new dynamics that are likely to shape the strategic agenda for the development of higher education policies and institutions in the foreseeable future.


Yolanda Nunes-Correia

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