The United Nations, International Higher Education, and Knowledge Diplomacy

  • Nanette Svenson
Keywords: United Nations, international higher education, knowledge, university


The United Nations is not known for international higher education involvement, yet this type of programming is increasingly prevalent within the organization. From actual universities and degree programs to higher education networks, internships and curricular development, the UN engages in a range of activities related to international higher education knowledge diplomacy. This article examines which of these initiatives may hold most potential for the UN and its member states.

Author Biography

Nanette Svenson

Nanette Svenson is an adjunct professor at Tulane University and con- sultant for the United Nations and other international organizations. More on the UN, higher education and training appears in her book, The United Nations as a Knowledge System 

How to Cite
Svenson, N. (2016). The United Nations, International Higher Education, and Knowledge Diplomacy. International Higher Education, (84), 18-19.
International Themes