Comprises texts of presentations made at the sixth Multiversity International Conference held at Alor Setar in Malaysia in 2012. The scholars assembled at the conference spent their time almost exclusively on the formal and informal knowledge systems that continue to prevail among societies that have continued to resist being blanketted by the homogenising West.
They covered issues ranging from the knowledge encapsulated in folk rice varieties to complex indigenous irrigation systems, architecture and traditional calendars. They discussed the contest for space in universities for indigenous knowledge. They challenged the absence of sustainability in modern academic discourse. They celebrated universities that were attempting to reach out to communities in order to improve their research and generate new forms of meaningful employment.