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PolyU Jockey Club “Operation SoInno” Social Innovation Regional Forum (SIRF) 2022

The Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation (JCDISI) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is hosting the PolyU Jockey Club “Operation SoInno” Social Innovation Regional Forum (SIRF) 2022 virtually on Friday, 9 December 2022, 14:30 – 17:40 Hong Kong SAR Time (GMT +8). Themed “Exploring Age-inclusive Communities under COVID-19: Navigating Post-pandemic Era with

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International USR Summit 2022 Successfully Concluded

The International USR Summit 2022: Education and Action for a Sustainable Future, co-organised by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the University Social Responsibility Network (USRN), was successfully concluded on 18 November 2022, bringing together more than 140 speakers and over 640 online participants from 78 countries/regions to exchange ideas, foster partnerships among universities and

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PolyU Hosts the International University Social Responsibility Summit Virtually to Share Actionable Insights and Chart the Role of Higher Education in a Sustainable Future

The International USR Summit 2022, hosted virtually by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and the University Social Responsibility Network, is ongoing until November 18. The overall theme of the event is “Education and Action for a Sustainable Future”. This biennial flagship event of the University Social Responsibility Network (USR Network) gathers 140 speakers and

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International USR Summit 2022: Free Registration Now Open

Registration for the International USR Summit 2022 is now open. As one of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s 85th Anniversary celebrating activities, the Summit will have no registration fee.  Click here to register. About the USR Summit 2022 In 2015, the United Nations Member States defined 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is a universal call

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International USR Summit 2022: Call for Abstracts and Registration

Co-organised by the University Social Responsibility Network (USRN) and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), the International USR Summit 2022: Education and Action for a Sustainable Future will be hosted virtually from 16 to 18 November 2022.  The International USR Summit 2022 is honoured to have three internationally respected organisations in higher education, namely Aurora, Open

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Result Announcement for the USRN Virtual Boot Camp

Organised by the University Social Responsibility Network (USRN) in collaboration with the Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the USRN Virtual Boot Camp + Seed Fund Competition: Innovating for the COVID New Normal, has been completed with great success. Student participants were required to showcase their idea adoption

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International USR Summit 2022

The International USR Summit 2022: Education and Action for a Sustainable Future, co-organised by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the University Social Responsibility Network (USRN), was successfully concluded on 18 November 2022, bringing together more than 140 speakers and over 640 online participants from 78 countries/regions to exchange ideas, foster partnerships among universities and advance the global USR movement.

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USRN Webinar Series #4.3: Service-Learning as a Vehicle for Global Learning and Internationalisation

Internationalisation and global learning are important learning outcomes in higher education, and an increasing amount of resources are poured into learning programs that facilitate global learning, such as student exchange or study tours. Service-learning is a well-researched pedagogy that is known to be effective at nurturing students’ civic learning. Considering that many service-learning projects require

USRN Webinar Series #4.2: Community Engagement Using a Hybrid Approach

Digital media have increased the resources available to universities to develop and implement innovative university social responsibility (USR) projects using hybrid approaches of engagement. This webinar will focus on the USR projects developed by three different Faculties at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, in order to continue with their USR projects, despite the constraints

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Creating an International Collaborative MOOC on University Social Responsibility

In 2018 the universities in the University Social Responsibility Network (USRN) embarked on the ambitious project of creating a collaborative Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). This paper describes the joint nature of the project, challenges faced, lessons learned, and tips for success in joint projects for MOOC creation as well as for USR policy making and implementation.

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University Social Responsibility and Quality of LifeA Global Survey of Concepts and Experiences

This book provides a critical review of the theory and practice of University Social Responsibility.

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