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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

Head A.I. Research & Development Team, Unesco International Institute For Educational Pla
Muriel Poisson is leading the Research and Development Team at the International Institute for Educational Planning (UNESCO/IIEP) . She is also the task manager of the Institute’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 education data, public expenditure tracking surveys, teacher codes of conduct, and... 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 and transparency, intellectual property rights, medico-legal, corporate legal and regulatory developments and other related legal affairs. He is a Certified... 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. He currently serves as Director of The Conference Board and World Bank Project on Trade Competitiveness and Integration of Poor Countries in Global Supply Chains... Read More →
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Jorge Eduardo Mori

Ceo, 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 the performance and financial management of university authorities, and to encourage the active involvement of youth in public affairs in order to... 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 International Germany since July 2010; President of the German Consumers' Organization from 2001 until 2007; Deputy Director of the European... 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 important global issues. The focus for the next year's event that is to be held in Krakow, Poland in April 2015 is the impact of corruption on our lives . Besides, I am... Read More →

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

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