During the first SUEUAA meeting at the University of Glasgow (December 18-20, 2017), the Partners involved in the project discussed the implementation of two benchmarking tools; one for higher education institutions, and one for city stakeholders in the context of learning cities. John Tibbitt, Deputy Chair of the PASCAL Observatory joined the delegates to discuss the importance of benchmarking and to present how the tools can be applied in different contexts.

We were delighted to be able to host delegates from all six partner countries at the first project meeting and international seminar for the Strengthening Urban Engagement of Universities in Asia and Africa (SUEUAA) project held at the University of Glasgow from 18-20 December 2017. This project funded by the British Academy under the Cities and Infrastructure programme, which is part of the Global Challenges Research Fund. The project led by the University of Glasgow includes six international partners from Iran, Iraq, the Philippines, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

Strengthening Urban Engagement of Universities in Asia and Africa (SUEUAA) - International Seminar, Tuesday 19th December 2017, 1230 - 1630

CR&DALL (the Centre for Research and Development in Adult and Lifelong Learning), the School of Education at the University of Glasgow and its partners would like to invite you to an international seminar to launch the Strengthening Urban Engagement of Universities in Asia and Africa (SUEUAA) project funded by the British Academy under the Cities and Infrastructure programme, which is part of the Global Challenges Research Fund. The project led by the University of Glasgow includes six international partners from Iran, Iraq, the Philippines, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. The seminar will introduce the work of the project, and include both keynotes and breakout discussion groups around some of the issues identified in an earlier scoping exercise.