Where do calls for more sustainability and inclusivity and an increase of student and scholar mobility in higher education meet?
In conversations and in literature, buzz-phrases such as ‘responsible”, ‘ethical’, ‘sustainable’, and ‘inclusive’ internationalization at the university/college level exist, but how do these words translate into the global, national and institutional mobility programs and fit into a culture of collaboration and exchange?
Co-organized by York International and the UNESCO Chair in Reorienting Education Towards Sustainability in cooperation with strategic partners International Association of Universities (IAU), Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCU) and Okayama University (Japan), the Conference brought together more than 500 participants from 58 different countries to discuss the evolving status of international mobility in higher education in Canada and globally, critically reflect on where we are now, and to collectively build a future vision of international mobility that is inclusive, innovative and responsive to the global sustainability challenges of our times.
Publication launch: 16 November 2021
1.Contribute to SOTG 2022:
Sustainable and Inclusive Internationalization Virtual Conference 2022: Navigating the New Normal in Higher Education
York University is hosting SOTG 2022 Conference in cooperation with international partners International Association of Universities (IAU), Okayama University and Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO) on 24 January 2022. It will feature inclusive, innovative, and interactive formats and facilitate participation focusing on three themes: Sustainable and inclusive global learning fostering diversity and equity in internationalization; Connecting the global and local classrooms; and Students’ local and global community engagement while gender, education for sustainable development, and Indigeneity, are considered cross-cutting issues in all conversations. The submission deadline is 19 November 2021.
2. Read and sign the Toronto Declaration
York University and strategic partners – International Association of Universities, Canadian Commission for UNESCO and Okayama University – invite scholars, students and youth, international mobility professionals and practitioners, policy makers, sustainability experts and other stakeholders to pledge their support and commitment to the Toronto Declaration on the Future of Sustainable and Inclusive Internationalization in Higher Education.
3. Share your achievements!
Participate in the Padlet below, tweet us at @YU_Global or tag us on Instagram and Facebook @yorkugoglobal with the hashtag #SOTG2021