Key Dates

Academic Workshops

30 April-1 May

WUN Heritage Workshop The Role of Heritage in Migration and Displacement
Chair: Professor Elizabeth Chilton
Location: University of Massachusetts Amherst
View day-to-day schedule

1-2 May  WUN GHEAR Workshop Sustainable Development Goals for Higher Education
Chair: Professor Joe Berger
Location: University of Massachusetts Amherst
1-2 May

Wellness Data for Healthy Societies 
Chair: Dr Jane Gatewood
Location: Institute of International Education in New York
View day-to-day schedule 

3-5 May WUN in-FLAME Workshop
Chair: Prof Susan Prescott
Location: Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel in New York
View Final Program 

Global Challenge Steering Group Meetings 

1-2 May 

Global Higher Education and Research Steering Group Meeting
Location: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Time TBA (to be held in conjunction with GHEAR academic workshop) 

3 May

Understanding Cultures Steering Group Meeting
Location: hotel ONE UN New York 
Between 12 - 2 pm, lunch will be served in breakout room

3 May

Public Health Steering Group Meeting
Location: hotel ONE UN New York 
Between 12 - 2 pm, lunch will be served in breakout room

3 May Responding to Climate Change Steering Group Meeting
Location: hotel ONE UN New York
Between 12 - 2 pm, lunch will be served in breakout room

3 May 2017: WUN Strategic Plan & Governance Meetings

Agenda: Fundamental review of WUN in preparation for the Strategic Plan 2017-20


Strategic review - Context and overview
Professor Joseph Sung and Professor John Hearn

09.30  Presentations and Discussion

  1. Global Challenge Group Reports 
  2. Reports from Partnership Board Steering Group (Working Group)
  3. Global Challenges and Sustainable Development Goals - Professor David Hogg
  4. Education and Mobility - Professor Martin Paul and Professor Peter Lennie

Coffee break

11.30 Presentations and Discussion

  1. Reports from Partnership Board Steering Group (Working Group) continued
  2. Enabling Cores/Cross-cutting Themes - Professor John Hearn
  3. Engagement, Visability and Impact - Professor Joseph Sung and Professor John Hearn

Public Health and Responding to Climate Change Steering Groups will meet as a working lunch during this time. Understanding Cultures and GHEAR Steering Groups will meet alongside their workshops in Amherst

14.00 Breakout Sessions: (i) Global Challenges and alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals; (ii) Education and Mobility; (iii) Enabling Cores supporting global challenges, (iv) Engagement, Visibility and Impact
15.30 Coffee Break
16.00 Plenary: Reporting Session (Chairs of breakout sessions report to assembly)
17.30 End of Session
18.30 Opening Reception and Working Dinners (PB, AAG and GC Chairs and Cross-cutting theme leaders; Coordinators)

4 May 2017: WUN Strategic Plan & Governance Meetings & AGM


WUN example highlights of sustainable IRG programs (speakers TBC - 10 minutes each)


Partnership Board, AAG, and Coordinators Individual Governance Group Meetings 




Governance Meetings Roundup Session

15.00 Coffee Break
15.30 Plenary: Reporting Session (Chairs of Governance Groups report to assembly on behalf of each group)
16.30 AGM
17.30 End of session
18.30 for
19.00 start
WUN Annual Conference Dinner (includes guests from international agencies)

5 May 2017: Presidents Forum on Higher Education and the Sustainable Development Goals    

Program: please view draft program for details                      
Location: ONE UN New York
Time: 9 am - 5 pm

Background Papers: A selected set of 5-6 highly relevant and evidence based reference papers will be circulated to provide a platform for discussions and outcomes. If you wish to recommend such a paper for inclusion, please let us know via, cc and send it, or the link, to us as an email attachment by 15 March 2017.

Forum: Speakers and panellists are asked for a 200-word abstract of their message, and a 200-word biography, to be received by close Friday 17 March 2017 to be included in the program.