Category Archives: Higher education

Erasmus Mundus Social and Solidarity Economy Conference: Personal experience and insights

Following the recent conference about social enterprise and cross-sector collaboration at York St John University, UK, here are some reflections from participant Sorina Antonescu. This will be the first of several posts which report on and draw out themes of the conference. The conference video can be seen here. Information about the presentations, round tables, the social… Read More »

Kenya Methodist University students having impact in their community

Mary Kiguru reports on the outcome of the students’ entry in a national competition in Kenya. An earlier entry talks of the involvement of university students in the support of the Sujali women entrepreneurs in Nairobi. The ENACTUS Team at Kenya Methodist University participated during the 2015 National ENACTUS Competition. The competition brought 9 universities… Read More »

Tackling poor living conditions in the Nairobi slums

The Social Economy in Higher Education international project seeks to encourage universities to question what they teach and whether they are teaching a range of relevant economic models for students to engage with. The School of Finance and Economic at Strathmore University in Kenya shows clear commitment to addressing complex social issues in its community. Interview… Read More »

More than a 3 day conference

The Erasmus Mundus Social Economy in Higher Education project is celebrating an international conference in York St John University, UK, from 1st – 3rd Sept, 2015. It is also a celebration of 1000 days of collaborative work about the social economy by universities in the UK, Bolivia, Peru, Portugal and Spain. Called Universities developing social… Read More »

More than a 3 day conference …..

  See the conference website Submit an abstract for a presentation or poster by 20th April, 2015 The conference will give an opportunity to share practice and experiences of universities in teaching and researching social entrepreneurship and business for social purposes. Meet and interact with delegates from 4 continents. Participants so far confirmed from the… Read More »

Sustainable development and universities: Institutionalising sustainable development into universities: advantages & solutions

This is the 3rd article in the series of 4 by Sorina Antonescu. See overview of articles here >> 1.      Universities and the Challenge of Larger Systems Interactions According to Velazquez et al. (2006, p. 812) a sustainable university can be defined as A higher educational institution, as whole or as a part that addresses, involves… Read More »

Sustainable Development and Universities: Institutionalising Sustainable Development into University Curricula: Setbacks

This is the 2nd article in the series of 4 by Sorina Antonescu. See overview of articles here >>       HEIs and the greater society: where do they stand? It is a truth universally acknowledged amongst our government representatives, economists and the mainstream media that we’re living in a time of austerity characterised by economic,… Read More »

Sustainable Development and Universities: Combining the New and the Old

In this series of four articles written  for the Social Economy in Higher Education project by Sorina Antonescu , the concept of sustainability in relation to higher education institutions is discussed. In this first article, she starts by discussing the notion of sustainability and sustainable development (SD) from a historical perspective and then breaks it down into more… Read More »

Leading thinkers and practitioners in social entrepreneurship add diverse voices to conference

Leading thinkers and practitioners from universities in the field of co-operativism, business through the lense of human rights, enterprise incubators in the solidarity economy and innovation in the public sector will be presenting key notes at the international conference called ‘Universities developing social entrepreneurship through cross-sector collaboration’ 1-3 Sept, 2015 in York, UK.  The conference… Read More »

Universities Developing Social Entrepreneurship through Cross-Sector Collaboration

International conference at York St John University, UK. 1st – 3rd Sept 2015. Mark the dates! More information on this blog in the coming days Conference Theme:    As part of the York St John-led Erasmus Mundus social economy project, the conference aims to address the following question: ‘How can higher education foster interactions between the… Read More »

Our most visited posts

This blog has now been running for 18 months  It seems a good time to review the most visited posts – those which have received the greatest number of visits and re-tweets. It has been inspiring to receive guest posts from university students and staff and others working for social justice in economic affairs from… Read More »

Mendoza, Argentina: Economic change through academic, professional and political exchange

Article written by Charles Hanks, collaborator of the social economy in higher education project,  following a visit to the “Institute of Work and Production” of  the National University of Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina. “As a public university,” asserts José Perlino, “we have a very important social role.” Indeed, José and his colleagues in the Institute of Work and Production… Read More »