Higher education and the post-2015 development goals

By Wachira Kigotho – in University World News.

In a new briefing report, UNESCO has identified tertiary education as a fundamental element towards progress in each of 16 proposed post-2015 global sustainable development goals.

The report highlights how higher education can reduce poverty, improve health, empower women and protect the environment.

“The evidence is unequivocal: education saves and transforms lives,” said UNESCO’s Director-General Irina Bokova.




Povl Tiedemann
October 2014


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