Economics of Education

Alternative Economic Models for Equitable Online Higher Education

On October 21-22, this UNESCO Chair held a series of events aimed at opening up a new research field on economics of online higher education. This initiative is meant to be our response to widely discussed Sustainable Development[…]

Gender & ICTs

Premi Dona TIC 2015

  A Catalunya, ha estat anunciada una nova iniciativa, el Premi Dona TIC 2015. Aquest projecte està organitzat per la Generalitat de Catalunya, a través d’idigital i per Tertúlia Digital, amb la col·laboració de l’Observatori[…]

Economics of Education

Conferencia el 22 de octubre en Barcelona

La Cátedra UNESCO en Educación y Tecnología para el Cambio Social les invita a la conferencia pública: “Do the Principles of Digital Economics Apply to the Higher Education Market?” a cargo de Burck Smith, CEO[…]


UNESCO Chairs chart new paths to increasing global and local engagement of universities

Last September 29th we participated in the 1st meeting of the UNESCO Chairs Working Group organized by GUNI. The event, held in Barcelona at the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site, gathered around 30 representatives of UNESCO Chairs in Education[…]


Will Ranking System Be Abandoned Everywhere?

For many years, ranking ruled the education world, in the U.S. and everywhere. To get a better spot in existing ranking systems run mainly by private entities, colleges would invest into infrastructure, construct posh athletic[…]

Education Worldwide

UNICEF warns of a children generation deprived of schooling in Middle East

Around the world millions of children are living violent conflicts leaving them both physical and psychological scars. In this context, attending to school is no longer a viable option, condemning their future opportunities and the[…]


A message from the Executive Director: One award, a welcome and a farewell

We are proud to share that this UNESCO Chair’s Academic Director, Albert Sangrà, Professor of UOC, received the Excellence in e-Learning Award by the Global Learn Tech Congress (GLTC). The GLTCis part of the renowned World Education Congress, a[…]

Education Worldwide

IITE-UNESCO asks professionals to make their voice heard in a project on the future of education

The UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE) is implementing the project Access, Equity and Quality: Envisioning the Sustainable Future of Postsecondary Education in a Digital Age, in collaboration with UNESCO Headquarters. The project aims at determining the future[…]

OpenEd & OER

Wide Open Spaces: the Pros and Cons of Open Education

The infographic was suggested to us by the company Value Colleges. Believing that educational field is in need of more agencies and more new players, we are posting this view of Open Education. Your comments are welcome, as always.[…]

Sin categoría

Art Schools Go MOOC, With a New Online Platform

Teaching free courses in the arts as MOOCs had bee tried before via Coursera, but it did not work out well, so its authors frustrated by limitations of the Coursera platform,  just left  it –[…]