Book launch: Strengthening community-university research partnerships: Global perspective

We are pleased to announce the latest publications from the UNESCO Chair in CBR and Social Responsibility in Higher Education. Strengthening Community University Research Partnerships: Global Perspectives is the result of a three year International Development Research Centre supported study of structures put into place in universities and civil society organisations around the world to facilitate effective and respectful co-construction of knowledge for the solution of pressing challenges. The Users Manual takes lessons from the larger study and complies them into language and a format to make practical lessons accessible to administrators in both higher education institutions and other organisations.

The book, featuring 25 contributing authors (including Paul Manners and Sophie Duncan, NCCPE), is rich with documented evidence including twelve country case studies, and an overview of a global survey administered in over fifty countries and four languages. All point to a trend that HEIs, CSOs and policy makers are paying attention to engaged scholarship and the co-creation of knowledge. It is a trend that is growing. 

A limited number of hard copies have been published, but we have also published both of these books as open source ebooks free to anyone who would like to use them.

The book and user manual can be dowloaded free here

Reference: Hall, B., Tandon, R., & Tremblay, C. (2015). Strengthening Community University Research Partnerships: A Global Perspective. Victoria: University of Victoria, PRIA, UNESCO.