Under the title ‘Humanities and Higher Education: Synergies between Science, Technology and Humanities’, the 7th edition of the HEIW Report focuses on the future of the humanities and the relations between science, technology and humanities at the beginning of the 21st Century.
The presentation will count on the keynote speech “How to Humanize Humans in an Inhuman Age?” given by Rob Riemen, Writer and Founder of the Nexus Institute; and on the debate facilitated by the Editorial Team of the Report composed by Marina Garcés, David Bueno and Josep Casanovas.
Josep M. Vilalta, GUNi Director, will present the Report, wherein around one hundred of international authors have contributed to a dissection of the topic and the identification of good practices that can help academic leaders and policy-makers to realize the highest purposes of education and research.
10:30h – Welcome words Joan Elias – GUNi & ACUP President, Rector of Universitat de Barcelona (UB) Àngel Font – Corporate Director of Research & Strategy, “la Caixa” Francesc Pedró – Director of IESALC-UNESCO
10:50h – “How to Humanize Humans in an Inhuman Age?” Rob Riemen – Writer and Founder of the Nexus Institute
11:40h – Presentation of the HEIW7 Report Josep M. Vilalta – GUNi Director and ACUP Executive Secretary
12:20h – Moving from Reflection to Action. Open Debate with the HEIW7 Report Editorial Team Marina Garcés – Philosopher and Prof. at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) David Bueno – Prof. Universitat de Barcelona (UB) and Chair of UB-EDU1ST Neuroeducation Josep Casanovas – Prof. at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTech (UPC) and researcher at Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC)
13:30h – Closing remarks Francesc Xavier Grau – Secretary of Universities and Research, Government of Catalonia José Manuel Pingarrón – Secretary General for Universities, Government of Spain Alfonso González Bondia – Director General for European Affairs and Mediterranean, Government of Catalonia
13:45h – Refreshment
A reduced version of the HEIW7 report will be available for attendees, as well as a complementary glass of cava, at the end of the presentation.
Presentations will be held in English and Catalan. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.
Higher Education in the World (HEIW) Report is a collective project reflecting on key issues and challenges faced by higher education and its institutions worldwide. It is the result of a global and regional analysis of higher education in the world. With a specific subject chosen for each edition, the Report reflects on the key issues and challenges facing higher education and its institutions in the 21st century.
GUNi has published six issues of Higher Education in the World Report (HEIW). More than 380 internationally renewed authors from 67 countries have contributed in the GUNi Reports and 19.000 copies have been distributed in 130 countries.