UNESCO-ICHEI located in Shenzhen, China, was approved on Novemeber 13, 2015 by the 38th Genernal Conference of UNESCO. It is the tenth Education Sector UNESCO Category 2 centre in the world and aslo the first Category 2 centre for higher education in China.
This newsletter aims to disseminate new thinking, ideas,technology and methods of ICTs in higher education. It covers a wide range of topics such as heated issues, policies, cases in practice, and international projects in relation to online education, mobile learning, distant education, MOOC, OER, etc. It also provides updates on UNESCO-ICHEI, including projects, meetings and conferences, activities, and communication.
Thirty-two government officials of departmental and divisional levels in higher education systems, university senior officials and professors from 7 African countries, i.e., Ethiopia, Egypt, Djibouti, Ghana, Malawi, Cameroon and Botswana, participated in the seminar and studied theories and practices of ICT application in higher education.
The Centre for Higher Education Research of Southern University of Science and Technology hosted the Seminar on ICT in Higher Education Innovation for Asian Countries 2017 which provided ICT capacity training for officials, technicians, academics in four Asian countries.
During June 15th-16th 2017, Regional Conference on Quality Assurance of Higher Education in Asia-Pacific was held in Shenzhen. This conference was jointly organized by the Section of Higher Education, UNESCO in Paris, UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, in collaboration with the National Commission of the People’s Republic of China for UNESCO, and hosted by ICHEI.
In order to implement the spirit of the Memorandum, the Shenzhen Municipal Government cooperated with UNESCO and National Commission of China for UNESCO to hold the “2016 International Meeting on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education”, as well as to hold the launching of the UNESCO International Centre for Higher Education Innovation (Shenzhen, China).
The International Meeting on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education jointly organized in Shenzhen, People’s Republic of China on June 7 and 8, 2016 by the UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, the Chinese National Commission for UNESCO, and the Shenzhen Municipal Government, and co-hosted by the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and the UNESCO International Centre for Higher Education Innovation (ICHEI).