The world beyond 2015
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by Miss Jenny Mackay, CAPREx, University of Cambridge, UK

Is higher education ready?

by Prof Mandla Makhanya, University of South Africa (UNISA)

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by Miss Rebecca L. Farnum, King's College London

From technical expertise to empowerment: higher education matters

by Ms Emily Hayter, Canon Collins Educational and Legal Assistance Trust

The world beyond 2015 – Is higher education ready? was a campaign run by the ACU between 2013 and 2015 to raise awareness, gather evidence, and advocate for the role of higher education in delivering social and developmental impact beyond the MDGs.

Our findings were presented at the Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers in June 2015, and a final report, 'Progress and potential', was published ahead of the UN General Assembly in September 2015.

Find out more

'Progress and potential: higher education playing its part in the Sustainable Development Goals' - our final campaign report is now out!

https://beyond2015.acu.ac.uk/about/final-reports

The ACU believes that higher education is uniquely placed to help address global challenges – not least through informing policy with research evidence, and through graduating generations of new leaders and skilled professionals. Through 'The world beyond 2015 – Is higher education ready?' campaign, we have marshalled opinion and evidence from across the world to advocate for the role of higher education in delivering social and developmental impact.

Ahead of the formal launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) later this week, we have published a final wrap-up of the key points and lessons learned through the campaign. These include:
• Higher education underpins all development targets, from poverty reduction to employability, health to environmental sustainability.
• Higher education institutions are well placed to feed research evidence into the design of national development policy and strategy.
• Meeting the MDGs and SDGs depends upon skilled graduates.
• Harmonisation of education strategy from primary through to higher education can ensure sustainable paths for students and can lay the groundwork for accommodating growth in enrolment at all education levels.

Of course, the journey doesn’t end here. The launch of the SDGs is just the start of the next mass effort to address the pressing challenges of our time. Universities have a key role to play across the development landscape, as demonstrated through the contributions to our campaign. There is also a clear requirement for the specific skills and expertise that universities can provide in establishing, monitoring, and measuring progress against the SDG indicators.

The campaign website – featuring all our published submissions – is still live as a digital repository of published evidence and commentary. We’d like to thank you for your commitment to ensuring that universities continue to play their full part in the Post-2015 landscape.
on 24/09/2015 11:53
What role does higher education have to play in global development? Watch out for our campaign report next week to find out!
on 15/09/2015 17:42
'Higher education is key to development, says World Bank' via University World News http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150409152258799
on 13/04/2015 11:11
A sample of responses to our six questions on our handy Q-cards: https://beyond2015.acu.ac.uk/about/six-questions
on 08/04/2015 16:34
Submissions are now closed! Thanks for all your support so far. The first phase of the campaign is over but it will have lasting effects on the higher education landscape. We'll keep you posted in the run up to 19CCEM (June) and UNGA (September).
on 01/04/2015 12:00