Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Kumkum Bhattacharya, our Visva Bharti “Twin,” to attend UNESCO’s World Conference on Higher Education!

Dr. Kumkum Bhattacharya, pictured at the podium above at Visva Bharti University’s UNITWIN International Conference in West Bengal, India, has been invited to attend UNESCO’s forthcoming WCHE in Paris.

For the UNESCO Conference exhibition, Kumkum is planning to share material related to ideas of Rabindranath Tagore, the founder of Visva Bharati, on higher education and his focus on rural reconstruction as being central to the idea of self-sufficiency. The themes of our UNITWIN - gender, culture, and people-centred development - will surely permeate Kumkum’s presentations!