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Higher Education & Research

  1. Union growth 18 February 2021

    Iraq: Academics’ freedom and trade union rights under attack

    The Association of Iraqi Academics (AIA) has warned against the abrogation of the law allowing Iraqi academics to perform trade union activities. It has also called for solidarity with them and support for their rights of association and organisation.

    Iraq: Academics’ freedom and trade union rights under attack
  2. Democracy 17 February 2021

    USA: Trade union joins call for a New Deal for Higher Education

    The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) have launched a campaign calling for increased funding and reforms in public colleges and universities. The two organisations have partnered in this campaign because a crisis for higher education means a crisis for democracy.

    USA: Trade union joins call for a New Deal for Higher Education
  3. Union growth 15 February 2021

    Education unions defend and promote academic freedom around the world!

    Academic freedom is in a dire state globally, according to attendees at the recent International Further and Higher Education and Research Conference (IFHERC). Organised virtually by Education International, the conference also expressed its solidarity with harassed and imprisoned academics worldwide, especially in Myanmar and Hong Kong.

    Education unions defend and promote academic freedom around the world!
  4. Fighting the commercialisation of education 11 January 2021

    Taiwan: Education union highlights unequal conditions as it campaigns for quality education

    The Taiwanese government is widening the social gap and encouraging the privatisation of the early childhood education (ECE) sector. That’s according to the National Teachers’ Association (NTA) in its yearly summary.

    Taiwan: Education union highlights unequal conditions as it campaigns for quality education
  5. Union growth 18 December 2020

    “The impact of the pandemic on academic workers and work - the Canadian experience”, by Brenda Austin-Smith.

    Brenda Austin-Smith

    Almost overnight in mid-March of 2019, academic staff at universities and colleges heeded the call to stay home and isolate. They transitioned to remote teaching to ensure the education continuity of millions of students during the public health emergency. Campuses were closed down, shuttering labs, and stalling research. Some libraries...

    “The impact of the pandemic on academic workers and work - the Canadian experience”, by Brenda Austin-Smith.
  6. Union growth 10 December 2020

    Statement | Situation in Belarus

    Education International and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) stand in solidarity with workers, students, teachers and academics and all citizens of Belarus.

    Statement | Situation in Belarus
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 23 September 2020

    Mexico: Agreement enhances teaching and learning conditions in the higher education sector

    In Mexico, a new agreement was reached between the Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (SNTE) and the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) for quality working and living conditions for educators and quality education for students in the higher education sector.

    Mexico: Agreement enhances teaching and learning conditions in the higher education sector
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 10 June 2020

    “Coronavirus hits Canada’s campuses”, by David Robinson.

    David Robinson

    As in other parts of the world, the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly and radically upended universities and colleges in Canada. Across the country, campuses are deserted, teaching has migrated to virtual platforms, and important research has been put on hold.

    “Coronavirus hits Canada’s campuses”, by David Robinson.
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 7 April 2020

    “How the COVID-19 crisis may impact higher education unions’ work and strategy on casualisation”, by Rob Copeland.

    Rob Copeland

    In response to the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, unions have been working hard to ensure that governments mitigate the effects on workers’ jobs, salaries and working conditions. During this ongoing crisis, workers in so-called ‘non-standard forms of employment’[1] such as those on zero-hours contracts, in agency work and in ‘bogus self-employment’...

    “How the COVID-19 crisis may impact higher education unions’ work and strategy on casualisation”, by Rob Copeland.
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 16 January 2020

    India: Outcry from international education community over violent attacks on university students and staff

    Education International has strongly condemned the violent attacks against students and educators at Jawaharlal Nehru University in India and supports students’ demands for affordable quality education and the right to freedom of expression.

    India: Outcry from international education community over violent attacks on university students and staff
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2 December 2019

    Increasing number of attacks on academic freedom across the world documented by Scholars at Risks report

    Reacting to the release of Scholars at Risk’s annual report documenting and analysing attacks on higher education communities around the world, Education International firmly denounces attacks on academic freedom and reiterates the need to counter the lack of funds, precarious employment conditions and the privatisation and commercialisation of higher education.

    Increasing number of attacks on academic freedom across the world documented by Scholars at Risks report
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 11 October 2019

    New comprehensive database unveils state of the art in Higher Education

    Hosting a record number of reports, the new Database of External Quality Assurance Results (DEQAR) allows scholars, researchers, students, higher education institutions, quality assurance agencies and policy makers to access over 40.000 reports on the quality assurance of higher education institutions.

    New comprehensive database unveils state of the art in Higher Education
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 26 September 2019

    Right to authorship, by Yamile Socolovsky

    Yamile Socolovsky

    Education International's decision to encourage discussion of an International Treaty concerning the exceptions and limitations to copyright for educational and research activities is both timely and necessary. The obstacles imposed on these activities by the excessively restrictive regulations in this area become remarkably difficult to overcome in the current context,...

    Right to authorship, by Yamile Socolovsky
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 12 September 2019

    “Copyright Issues and Teachers' Dilemma in Asia Pacific”, by Dr. Robert Jeyakumar.

    Dr. Robert Jeyakumar

    I woke up in Budapest on a fine summer morning to deliver a lecture using materials I had prepared in Malaysia in accordance with copyright exceptions allowed in Malaysia. Just before the lecture, I was informed that my materials did not conform to copyright laws in the EU. Dismay! This...

    “Copyright Issues and Teachers' Dilemma in Asia Pacific”, by Dr. Robert Jeyakumar.