So What is CEA Conference?

Some of you might wonder what exactly is “CEA” (Critical Edge Alliance) and the conference that different writers are talking about. Here is a brief rundown of the Alliance and the conference.

CEA Conference 2017 

Theme: Higher Education for the 21st Century: Innovations in University-Society Partnerships (learn more here)

Why: Organized by the Critical Edge Alliance to bring critical and progressive students, educators, and administrators together to share best practices on innovations in education and university-society partnership. The goal is for participants to learn from one another, strengthen partnerships, and promote collaboration.

Where: Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai, India

When: Sep 19 – 23, 2017

Participants: CEA member schools, students, faculty, administrators, local scholars in India, Denmark Embassy representatives, and etc..

Critical Edge Alliance (CEA)

CEA is a global alliance of progressive universities. They want a truly global collaboration among equal partners and therefore gathers some of the best and most innovative institutions of higher education from around the world and aims at an equal representation of such institutions from all parts of the world.

The alliance at the moment consists of the following institutions: Africa (Al Akhawayn University, Morocco), Asia (The Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India), Europe (Roskilde University, Denmark), North America (The Evergreen State College, USA, The New School, USA), and South America (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).

Goals + Ideals

The Alliance aims to become a global collaborative framework for universities that focus upon student-centered learning, critical thinking, interdisciplinary teaching and research, and social engagement. We want to encourage students and faculty to share experiences of learning and teaching, researchers to embark on joint projects, and administrators and staff to exchange information about the particular challenges and promises of progressive higher education.


Critical Edges Team