Today, it is recognised that research must be internationally driven and connected at multiple levels both for achieving scale and for rethinking growth for a sustainable future. The adoption of global knowledge and new ideas that work enables increases in productivity in areas such as agriculture, industry and organisations; as well as improvements in health, nutrition, life expectancy and quality of life. Nations cannot afford to tackle the complex problems of an interconnected world alone: global challenges require global solutions.
This GED explores what this global solutions could be. Watch this space to follow the latest on "universities as agents of social change".
British Council in partnership with the Republic of Indonesia Department for Higher Education (Dikti) and the Forum of Vice Rectors for International Collaboration presents this event in Medan, Indonesia on 20-21 November, 2014.