"Higher education is not and should not become a privilege, but is an integral part of the fundamental right to Education".
Audrey Azoulay - Director-General of UNESCO
"One of our responsibilities is to bring higher education closer to society and to connect the academic community and the rest of the world as much as possible."
Stefania Giannini - Assistant Director-General for Education at UNESCO
"Stay in the education system as much as you can and/or develop the skills of the future, the ones that machines cannot achieve. "
Santiago Insula- CEO Zurich
"Institutions should be open to different ways of obtaining knowledge with can add value to traditional scientific knowledge."
Sylvia Schmelkes - Sociologist and education researcher
"Universities must be a place of hope that opens up a world of access to opportunity for all students, including immigrants, refugees, first-generation students and non-traditional students."
Keisha Thorpe - Global Teacher Prize 2021 Winner
"The world should think of refugees not as passive victims, but as people with potential, capacities, hopes and aspirations like all other people. Member States should help them thrive, not just survive."
Aisha Khurram - Afghan Youth Representative to the UN for 2019
"To transform higher education, we must ensure that all young people can access and complete their university degrees regardless of their socioeconomic status."
Sofía Bermúdez - SDG4 Youth Network
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