Universities Must Move beyond the Classroom to Become Agents for Social Change
On the occasion of the 93rd birthday celebrations of one of the most fervent and respected voices for social justice and human rights, this call by Jos[c] Villasante, Director of the Global Division of Santander Universities, at the recent university Leaders Conference in Madrid, sounds like a natural extension of Nelson Mandela's words: "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
Leaders of more than 200 universities and philanthropic institutions from 60 countries gathered under the umbrella of the Talloires Network of Tufts University in the US, a global alliance of higher education institutions committed to strengthening the civic roles and social responsibilities of universities and colleges.
The main discussion point was how to …
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Publication information: Article title: Universities Must Move beyond the Classroom to Become Agents for Social Change. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Cape Times (South Africa). Publication date: July 18, 2011. Page number: 9. © 2009 Independent News & Media PLC. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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