International Institute for the Inclusive Museum (iiiM)

Network Partner

The International Institute for the Inclusive Museum (iiiM) is a not-for-profit that subsumes the Pacific Asia Observatory for Cultural Diversity in Human Development established in 2004 as part of the Action Plan of the UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity (2001). It brings together clusters of research and capacity building institutions along with arts, museums, heritage and environmental agencies across the world. The criteria for participation includes demonstrated commitment to the ICOM Code of Ethics (2004); ICOM Cultural Diversity Charter (2010); and the Soft and Hard Law Instruments of UNESCO.

Networking all over the world and with active engagement through social media, the iiiM platform enhances constructive exchanges across knowledge communities and promotes state of the art online research, learning, and teaching systems. A strategic partner with the prestigious Common Ground Research Networks, iiiM is driven by UN Sustainable Development Goals as defined in Transforming Our World - the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Vietnam National University

2016 Conference Partner

VNU is the largest comprehensive higher education and research center in Vietnam. VNU is entrusted with the task of producing highly qualified human resources and talents for the industrialization and modernization of the country. VNU holds a special position in Vietnam’s higher education system, operating according to a special regulation promulgated by the Prime Minister. VNU reports directly to the Prime Minister and has high autonomy in personnel organization, academic programs, scientific research and technological development, planning and finance, international relations and other fields. VNU is entitled to work directly with ministries, ministerial level organizations, governmental bodies, people’s committees of central cities and provinces on affairs related to VNU. VNU's universities, schools, and institutes maintain their juridical entity status as higher education and scientific research institutions regulated by the Law on Education and the Law on Science-Technology.

VNU University of Science

2016 Conference Partner

VNU University of Science is dedicated to conducting research in basic science and applied. The University is committed to initiating, propagating and promoting science knowledge; providing the society with a constant supply of high-qualified intellectual workers as well as high-quality scientific and technological products; actively contributing to the basic science development of the country.

Global Sustainability Institute (GSI), Anglia Ruskin University

2017 Conference Partner

The Global Sustainability Institute (GSI), at Anglia Ruskin University, is committed to playing a key role in developing practical solutions to the challenges facing humanity. Key to this is bringing together the information needed to make decisions with the people capable of taking action. Their research focuses on personal motivations and systems change set against the challenges of sustainability. Their core research question is: how does the system influences the individual, and how the individual influences the system?

Anglia Ruskin University is an innovative global university which has ambitious plans for the future. Their main campuses in the cities of Cambridge, Chelmsford, and Peterborough have been transformed with major capital investments, including their brand new science center in Cambridge. With an annual turnover of £200m and over 39,000 students from 177 countries, they are a major force for higher education in the East of England. Each year, they help some 2,000 businesses to grow quicker and partner with organizations to deliver a spectrum of educational and commercial projects. In the 2014 Times Higher Education (THE) Awards, they were awarded Entrepreneurial University of the Year.

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