How does higher education contribute to the development of the education system as a whole? What are the most significant trends that will shape the new higher education and research spaces? How are learners and learning changing? What are the new challenges for “quality” and “equity”?

These and other issues will be on the agenda of the 2009 World Conference to be held from 6 to 8 July 2009 at UNESCO, Paris. The conference will take stock of changes in higher education since the World Conference on Higher Education of 1998 and will deal with the new dynamics that are likely to shape the strategic agenda for the development of higher education policies and institutions in the foreseeable future.

For further information, please visit the UNESCO Website.