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1 Virtual and global campus The Global Campus of UNESCO-IHE and Partners - Motivation, Objectives and implementation Andras Szöllösi-Nagy, Stefan Uhlenbook and many, many more 31 May 2013

2 THE PRESENT Working in Partnership in Education, Research and Capacity Development

3 ALUMNI NETWORK Since 1957 the Institute has provided postgraduate education to around 14,500 water professionals from over 160 countries, the vast majority from the developing world.

4 Bilateral partnership agreements with over 50 public and private organizations. They work in support of shared interests in education, research and capacity development. PARTNERSHIPS AND NETWORKS MoU & Joint Education Programme Partners

5 Selected Partnerships & Networks

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7 Joint MSc Programmes Bilateral programmes Limnology with Egerton & BOKU EM Flood Risk Management with Dresden & Catalonia & Ljubljana EM Ecohydrology with Algarve & Lodz & Kiel & Plata EM Environmental Technology with Ghent & ICTP WSS, HI, EST HE-CEPD WSS HE-LWD UWEM, EtSuD, HE-LWD HE-LWD HI LWM HI, HE-CEPD, HE-HWR

8 Global Research Output – Skinny Africa … Copyright SASI Group (University of Sheffield) and Mark Newman (University of Michigan) Africa produces < 1% of the world’s scientific output Slide borrowed by prof. Graham Jewitt, UKZN, South Africa

9 THE FUTURE Global Campus for Water Education and Research

10 REFORM PROCESS Future: Global Campus of Water Education and Research Participants from Education Conference at UNESCO-IHE, July 2010

11 Set up of Regional UNESCO-IHE Institutes is currently debated …

12 Bilateral partnership agreements with over 50 public and private organizations. They work in support of shared interests in education, research and capacity development. PARTNERSHIPS AND NETWORKS MoU & Joint Education Programme Partners Motivation for Education and Research as part of a Global Campus: 1. Attractiveness of the programmes (flexibility, complementarities, international exposure) 2.Synergies: content, sharing of resources, study areas and facilities 3.Increase delivery capacity (affordability), better access to funding 4.Ensure stability and enhance quality of local/regional programmes 5. Development objectives: more impact / results orientation regional/local connectivity strengthen the science-people-policy linkages

13 Build a common research and innovation knowledge base

14 Best education for the next generation of water professionals

15 UNESCO-IHE Global Campus NOWFUTURE It’s a bit like cloud computing Borrowed from Greet Vink

16 UNESCO-IHE Global Campus

17 Global Research Output – Skinny Africa … Copyright SASI Group (University of Sheffield) and Mark Newman (University of Michigan) Africa produces < 1% of the world’s scientific output Slide borrowed by prof. Graham Jewitt, UKZN, South Africa Again, let’s make the skinny Africa fat in terms of research output and capacity!

18 Global Campus of Water Education and Research – Challenges and Opportunities Improve regional/local representation and connectivity and, consequently, the impact our work Increase delivery capacity at competitive costs Enormous flexibility and attractive programmes Ensure stability and enhance quality of local/regional programmes and fora Upscale capacity development results Sharing of education and research resources Key role of ICT-supported learning Create a digital repository for data and models (e.g. Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI), HI lab etc.)

19 Purpose of 5th Symposium Thank you for your attention. Stefan Uhlenbrook UNESCO-IHE


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