Global Summit to Mark WAHED 2019

04/10/2019 | News

The World Access to Higher Education Day Global Summit, Advocating for Equity.


To mark the second ever World Access to Higher Education Day, the University of Edinburgh will be hosting the WAHED Global Summit on 26th November 2019. The summit will present an opportunity to examine in detail, the challenges associated with addressing inequalities in access/success in HE, and discuss the future development of World Access to Higher Education Day.

Bringing together colleagues from key organisations engaged in the global access to HE agenda, with representatives from over 15 different countries, the summit will see the launch of new research supported by the Lumina Foundation from the US that looks into the impact of equitable access policies across the world.

It will also feature contributions from policymakers/organisation working in the UK and internationally including:

  • The Commissioner for Widening Access in Scotland
  • NCUK
  • The European Universities Association (EUA)
  • International Association of Universities.

The event which aims to share practice and develop ideas regarding how global collaboration can further access & success in HE across the world will form part of the Asia-Europe Foundations Capacity Building Training on Equitable Access to Higher Education from 24-27 November at the University of Edinburgh.

At the Summit delegates will learn from global best practice in the field, link with colleagues both from the UK and internationally and become part of a global conversation on how to make higher education accessible and exchange ideas and practice.

Please note that this is an invitation only event, if you have any queries please contact Grace Imwensi at:

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