EquNet Conference on the Future of Social Dimension in Higher Education

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Author(s)Yves Beernaert
Abstract
EURASHE considers the social dimension as being part of a multidimensional, political and socio-economic matrix. Widening equitable access to HE is a step to a more sustainable, democratic society, for individuals with different backgrounds regardless of socio-economic, cultural or national background. It is important to engage an authentic dialogue process on the status of the social dimension, between all stakeholders: students, lecturers, higher education institutions (HEI) and their organisations / associations, providers of adult education (Formal, informal, non formal), national, regional and local authorities, services dealing with social dimension in higher education, the European Commission & European organisations, counselling and career services, social partners, foundations / charities, companies (non profit and profit), chambers of commerce etc.
I should be focused on the collection of quality data, specifically on Level ISCED 5B, SCHE (level 5 EQF ), adult students and men, underrepresented in HE.
Many tools are or should exist. Specifically, an observatory on the social dimension of higher education could be put in place, with the support of EURASHE.

CategoriesModernising PHE within diversified HE » EquNet, Representation