Manifesto for Global Access to #HigherEd by participants of the Access for All session at Going Global 2015
Monday 01 June 2015 -
09:00 to 10:15
Session 1.3. Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London.

If economies of all stages of development are to weave stronger civil society bonds, higher education needs to reach people who are excluded. This interactive workshop enables participants to explore a future where higher education is not just for the privileged and the lucky; and where innovation flows across networks of established and new providers - South-West-East-North.

A series of opening provocation statements will cover factors crucial to addressing the issue of widening access including:

  • The roles of public, private and civil society providers;
  • How do you scale pedagogies and quality?
  • The role of technology;
  • How do institutions and people fit in?

These issues will be discussed in more depth through interactive dialogue, leading to a synthesis discussion that will lead to a “Manifesto for Global Access for all”.

Evans Takyi Ankomah-Asare

Evans Takyi Ankomah-Asare

Assistant Secretary and University and Polytechnic Coordinator, National Council for Tertiary Education, Ghana

Evans Takyi Ankomah-Asare holds a Masters in Learning in Complex Systems awarded by the University College of Akershus, Norway. He is also the holder of a Bachelors degree in Social Work with Sociology from University of Ghana. He has participated in Going Global since 2013 (Dubai) and also a member of INQAHEE. His research interests are in Transnational Education, Internationalisation, Access and Equity and Pedagogical Training. Session 1.3

Professor Faisal Azaiza

Professor Faisal Azaiza

Vice-Chair - Planning and Budgeting Committee, Council of Higher Education, Israel

Professor Azaiza is Vice-Chair of the Planning and Budgeting Committee in the Council for Higher Education and is a member of the IASSW. He is head of the School of Social Work at the University of Haifa and has published in the areas of welfare and health of minority populations, promoting adherence to early detection of breast cancer screening, and cultural transformation of ethnic minorities. Session 1.3


Dr Fahima Aziz

Dr Fahima Aziz

Vice-Chancellor, Asian University for Women, Bangladesh

Dr Fahima Aziz earned a BA from Mount Holyoke, an MS from the University of Massachusetts, and a PhD from the University of Minnesota, all in economics. She was a professor in economics and served as the Alkire Endowed Chair in International Business and Economics at Hamline University in St Paul, Minnesota before becoming Vice-Chancellor or Asian University for Women in 2012. Session 1.3

Jake Broadhurst

Head of Global Projects - International Office, The University of Edinburgh, UK

Jake works in partnership to lead participatory design and delivery of educational projects in the UK and internationally. From 2013 to 2015 Jake was Head of the Global Academies Directorate at the University of Edinburgh - facilitating, coordinating and implementing interdisciplinary responses to global challenges in health, development, justice and environment. Session 1.3


Professor Marilza Vieira Cunha Rudge

Acting President, UNESP, Brazil

Professor Rudge is the acting President of São Paulo State University (UNESP) and the President of São Paulo State Rectors Conference. From 2005 to 2012 she served as the Vice-President of Postgraduate Studies at UNESP. In 2011 she served as the President of the Brazilian Forum of Postgraduate Vice-Presidents and was a member of the Board of Trustees of CAPES. Session 1.3

Professor Sue Welburn

Professor Sue Welburn

Vice-Principal - Global Access, The University of Edinburgh, UK

Sue Welburn is Professor of Medical & Veterinary Molecular Epidemiology and Vice-Principal Global Access at The University of Edinburgh. She is responsible for enhancing the access of outstanding students worldwide to the University of Edinburgh, irrespective of their individual economic circumstances. Session 1.3

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