UNESCO World Higher Education Conference 2022

04 March 2022

The third World Higher Education Conference (WHEC2022) aims at reshaping ideas and practices in higher education to ensure sustainable development for the planet and humanity. Initially planned to be held in 2021, WHEC2022 will take place on 18-20 May 2022 in Barcelona.

The goals and strategic scope of the conference remain, and the new time frame represents an opportunity to deepen and expand our common efforts of knowledge production, policy dialogue, exchange, and networking. UNESCO considers the process of collective construction as the greatest richness of this conference, which aims to become a global conversation nurtured by diverse narratives on higher education.

WHEC2022 is organised by UNESCO in partnership with GUNi/ACUP, with the support of the Government of Spain, the Government of Catalonia, the Barcelona Provincial Council and the Barcelona City Council. UNESCO encourages organisations and individuals who have not yet considered engagement to expressed interest to collaborate with and substantively contribute to the WHEC and coordinate via the WHEC Secretariat.

The WHEC will maintain a hybrid format to provide opportunities for broad participation. Find our more information on the website of UNESCO.

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