ERIC Number: ED114336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Exploring the Potential of the United Nations University.
Gilbert, Alfred, Ed.; Cox, Jim, Ed.
The results of a 1975 seminar designed to examine the potential of a United Nations University are summarized. Considering that the university is still in the early stages of policy planning, the seminar was one means of demonstrating that there are people and organizations who support the university. Topics for discussions included: (1) What Is the United Nations University? (2) Can the United Nations University Become a Vehicle of World Education? (3) How Can World Citizens Foster Planetary Consciousness through the University? (4) Curriculum: Global Problems and Priorities, (5) The University as a Communications Center, (6) Research Priorities, and (7) How Can People Become Involved in the United Nations University? In discussing the university's status and future potential, the participants recommended that research should be multidisciplinary; the university should adopt a holistic approach to problem solving of global issues affecting mankind; the university should become a vehicle for the reorientation of education toward preparing students for life in a world community; and in order to effectively meet its objectives, the university should enlist the support of existing research organizations, universities, and nongovernment organizations. (Author/DE)
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Educational Development, Educational Planning, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Higher Education, International Education, International Organizations, International Programs, Program Development, Regional Cooperation, Universities, World Affairs, World Problems
Northern California Committee for the United Nations University, Academy of World Studies, 2820 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, California 94109 (mimeo $1.25)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academy of World Studies, San Francisco, CA.; Association for World Education, Huntington, NY.