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7th Business Systems Laboratory
International Symposium

SOCIO-ECONOMIC ECOSYSTEMS:

CHALLENGES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE DIGITAL ERA

TRACK TOPIC:

EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS AND SOCIAL RESPOSABILITY OF UNIVERSITIES

CHAIR:

Alfonso Reyes 
Dean of Engineering School 
Universidad de los Andes, Colombia 
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TRACK TOPIC DESCRIPTION:

Universities are responsable for the education of new generations and the production and dissemination of new knowledge. They have been and continue to be a corner stone for social development.

This TRACK focuses on examining from a systemic stance the role of education in today´s fragmented and post-fact world.

 Moreover, if we understand the roots of development as the freedom of everybody to develop their own capabilities in a context of equal opportunities (Sen 1990; Nussbaum 2011), social responsibility of universities could be seen under the framework of the capabilities approach.

Exploring the conceptual implications and practical applications of this is the purpose of the track.