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Thursday, September 3 • 08:30 - 10:30
Engaging Tomorrow’s Professionals in Leading Anti-Corruption Initiatives

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“To win the fight against corruption and promote social justice we must join forces and ensure that those who abuse their power do not get away with it.”

Education shapes the societies in which we live. It gives young minds form and shape, transmits vital knowledge and provides a unique opportunity to develop resistance against corruption and build commitment to integrity among the generation that will provide the leaders of the future. It is therefore essential that education services are not hindered and distorted by corruption. However, corruption acts as a dangerous barrier to high-quality education and social and economic development, including by jeopardising the academic benefits of higher education institutions. Corruption spans virtually every aspect of the operation of colleges and universities, from admissions to academics and research, financial management and hiring and promotion – but all too often, the perpetrators are getting away with it.

Reducing impunity for corruption in higher education can begin with simple but effective measures – as recent examples to design, adopt and monitor university ethical charters, codes of conducts and other approaches to exposing corrupt practices including academic fraud have shown. But to bring more integrity to higher education and help students to internalise values such as transparency and accountability, all concerned stakeholders need to be mobilised. The private sector in particular has a key role to play – as it relies on both the quality of research and the integrity of academic diplomas.

The session will discuss how the global community can promote tomorrow’s professionals in creating initiatives aimed at fighting impunity for corruption within higher education in order to create a merit-based level-playing field, and to strengthen the global fight against corruption by installing the values of transparency and integrity in future political and business leaders

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Muriel Poisson

Task manager of the Ethics and Corruption in Education Project, UNESCO-IIEP
Muriel Poisson is the task manager of the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP)’s project on Ethics and Corruption in Education. She is responsible for research and training activities dealing with a variety of topics on the issue, such as the use of open... Read More →

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Khairul Anuar Che Azmi

Head of the Integrity Unit, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Khairul Anuar Che Azmi is currently Head of the Integrity Unit at the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). He has more than 18 years’ experience as a legal advisor, practicing in Malaysia and Adelaide, Australia. Khairul advises on matters related to governance, corruption, integrity... Read More →
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Ronald E. Berenbeim

Senior fellow, The Conference Board
Ronald E. Berenbeim is Senior fellow at The Conference Board. From 2001 to 2003, he served as Project Director for a World Bank study on private sector anticorruption practices in East Asia, and co-authored Fighting Corruption in East Asia: Solutions from the Private Sector... Read More →
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Jorge Mori

Director, Universidad Coherente
Jorge Morí is Higher Education Policy Advisor and Founder of Universidad Coherente, a Peruvian nonprofit organization that promotes transparency, accountability and open data in higher education institutions. Its methodology includes the use of Internet and ICT tools to monitor... Read More →
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Edda Müller

Chairperson, Transparency International, Germany
Prof. Dr. Edda Müller is Chairperson of Transparency International Germany, which runs the Hochschulwatch project (University Watch), a Web portal inviting the public to report on university funding. Müller holds a doctorate in Public Administration. Chairperson of Transparency... Read More →

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Ania Ankowska

vice-president of ACI, Eastern Europe and Russia representative, Anti-Corruption International
I am also one of the founding members of Anti-Corruption International the youth-led initiative that was born after the International Student Festival in Trondheim. I have also co-founded Youth to Youth Initiative and International Youth to Youth Summit where we focus on the most... Read More →

Thursday September 3, 2015 08:30 - 10:30 GMT+08
Hall 7

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