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The engagement of Higher Education Institutions (HEI) and Civil Society Organizations (CSO) take many forms and functions around the world. For the purpose of this study Community-University Research Partnerships (CURP) includes building and fostering partnerships with Higher Education Institutions (HEI), and Civil Society Organizations, in responding to a wide range of community needs and services and often involves capacity building, knowledge building, participatory research, citizen-centric development, and policy advocacy. These partnerships involve an iterative process of learning, reflection and action, whereby the process and results are useful to both community members and university partners in a wide range of areas developing social equity and creating positive social and institutional change.

‘Strengthening Community University Research Partnerships’ is a global study of institutional arrangements for the facilitation and support of research partnership between community groups and universities.  This project is an initiative of the UNESCO Chair of Community-based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education and is funded in part by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) with significant additional in-kind resources from the University of Victoria, the University of Makerere, the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada, the Centro Boliviano de Estudios Multidisciplinarios (CEBEM) and a number of regional and global networking organisations including the Living Knowledge Network, Talloires Network, and PASCAL Observatories.

Please visit the link below to participate in the survey.  We anticipate the survey will take between 15-20 minutes of your time.

For more information please contact Dr. Crystal Tremblay, Research Coordinator for the UNESCO Chair in CBR and Social Responsibility in Higher Education.