The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 January as International Day of Education in recognition of the role of education for peace and development.
The International UNESCO Chairs Forum on the Futures of Higher Education is being organized jointly by Italy and UNESCO at Expo 2020 Dubai to mark the fourth International Day of Education 2022.
Nella Pruss, the UNESCO ASPnet National Coordinator of the Russian Federation, the President of the University of Management “TISBI”, took part in the online event.
The Forum fits within the overall framework of UNESCO’s Futures of Education initiative which seeks to generate an agenda for global debate, research and action on the futures of education, learning and knowledge in a world of increasing complexity, uncertainty and precarity. It is also one of the preparatory activities for the 3rd UNESCO World Higher Education Conference to be held 18-20 May 2022 in Barcelona
Education is the capacity to reinvent our way to live together. This is what is necessary today, where we are looking to face this global pandemic. We have the possibility to speak together, to work together to generate new knowledge, new enthusiasm for learning through the extraordinary network of UNESCO Chairs. We have to work together to start once again our pathway to development, and act collectively in the interest of the promising future to which we aspire. Patrizio Bianchi Minister of Public Education, Italy
UNESCO launched the ambitious initiative, which aims to mobilize the many rich ways of being and knowing in order to leverage humanity’s collective intelligence. It relies on a broad, open process of co-construction that involves youth, educators, civil society, governments, business leaders and other stakeholders. Children and youth debated with political leaders. Others offered their suggestion in writing from every corner of the planet, some submitted art showing what they hope and fear for education in 2050.
The University of Management “TISBI” is no exception. The University implements relevant educational programs at all levels of education, keeps up with the times, providing students with modern and high-quality education, giving them the opportunity to realize their potential in various fields of activity.
The keynote speech on futures of higher education: Pathways to 2050 and beyond was delivered by Francesco Pedro, the Director of the UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean. He announced the main aim of the Futures of Education initiative, which seeks to generate an agenda for global debate, research and action on the future of education, learning and knowledge in a world where complexity, uncertainty and precaraty are increasing. Mr. Francesc Pedro also shared important points and preliminary ideas of the work done. He presented 6 calls to action to achieve the future in 2050.