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USRN Webinar Series #3: Engaged Research in Kyoto University: Global, Regional and Local Experiences

Founded in 1897, Kyoto University is the second oldest national university in Japan working as an international academic hub that promotes academic cooperation and nurtures innovation. In the light of the multiple complex issues that threaten the survival of humanity such as unexpected rapid climate change, large-scale natural disasters, and environmental degradation, among many others,

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USRN Webinar Series #2: AIMS University Social Responsibility (USR) for Sustainable Development

The University Social Responsibility Network (USRN) is launching a USRN Webinar Series to provide a virtual platform for member institutions of the USRN and other higher education institutions to share good university social responsibility (USR) practices and impact stories on a regular basis. Through the Webinar Series, the USRN aims to advocate for wider social

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USRN Welcomes Three New Member Institutions

The University Social Responsibility Network (USRN) is very pleased to welcome three new member institutions: The University of Iceland, Ateneo de Manila University and Rhodes University. This brings the total number of USRN member institutions to 19 worldwide, adding one more member institution from Africa and extending the USRN’s presence to Northern Europe and the

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Second Launch: USR MOOC “Introduction to University Social Responsibility”

The USR MOOC “Introduction to University Social Responsibility” is now relaunched on edX in a self-paced format until 31 March 2022. The USR MOOC “Introduction to University Social Responsibility” is a new joint project of the University Social Responsibility Network (USRN). Co-developed by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Kyoto University, this pilot massive open online

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Newly Launch: 2021/22 SDGs Report from the University of Manchester

The University of Manchester has launched a comprehensive report which highlights how it is to tackle the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.  In April 2021, the University was ranked first from over 1,200 universities across 98 different countries in the 2021 Times Higher Education Impact tables, based on its performance towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The University has

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USRN Speaks at the Magna Charta Observatory Webinar: Universities’ Responsibilities to Society

Professor Robert Hollister, Senior Advisor to the USRN was invited to speak at the Magna Charta Observatory Webinar: Universities’ Responsibilities to Society on 29 September, 15:00 – 16:30 CEST. Professor Chris Brink, the former VC of Newcastle University and Professor Nalin Thakkar, Vice-President for Social Responsibility of The University of Manchester also spoke at the

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Promote Global USR Awareness
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2021 USR Summit

‘What are universities good for?’: The University of Pretoria and the University Social Responsibility Network (USRN) successfully co-host the first digital University Social Responsibility Summit.

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USRN Webinar Series

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USRN Webinar Series #2: AIMS University Social Responsibility (USR) for Sustainable Development

The Asian International Mobility for Students (AIMS) Programme is a regional flagship mobility initiative facilitated by the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Higher Education and Development (SEAMEO RIHED), which comprises 80 universities across 9 countries. Established in 2009, the AIMS Programme has continued to advance the harmonisation and internationalisation processes of

USRN Webinar Series #1: USR in Action: Lessons Learned from the MOOC “Introduction to USR”

In February 2021 the University Social Responsibility Network launched a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) about theory and practice in University Social Responsibility. In this webinar, the speakers reflected on some of the lessons learned from the experience of creating this joint MOOC, and look into selected theoretical and practical aspects of the course content

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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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