An International Conference in the Pyrenees was held at the Canfranc Underground Laboratory (Huesca), on May 28 and 29. It was organized by the Aragon Agency for Quality Assurance and Strategic Foresight in Higher Education (Agencia de Calidad y Prospectiva Universitaria de Aragón, ACPUA). Directors of University Quality Assurance Agencies in Spain, including the director of ACSUG, rectors of Spanish and Andorra Universities, as well as lecturers and technicians from various Spanish universities met in Canfranc to debate and exchange opinions on the United Nations 2030 Agenda that aims to incorporate the social dimension into higher education.
After the reading of several papers on this topic, at the end of the event ACPUA presented a proposal of indicators on compliance with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in institutional evaluation. It is a first step for an issue that, without a doubt, will very soon be incorporated into the evaluation of university degrees because of how the social dimension is part of the fabric of university education.
The Conference was chaired by Antonio Serrano, Director of ACPUA, and was dedicated to José Ángel Villar, professor at the University of Zaragoza and distinguished evaluator of ACSUG until his death in 2017.