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Higher Education & Research

  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 6 September 2018

    Canada: insecure academic contracts are “major sources of stress”

    Most academic staff working on contract at Canadian universities and colleges aren’t employed on fixed-term contracts by choice, and job precarity is a major source of stress for academics, a survey of the Canadian Association of University Teachers shows.

    Canada: insecure academic contracts are “major sources of stress”
  2. Democracy 25 July 2018

    In Latin America, teachers and students champion the right to attend university, by Yamile Socolovsky

    Yamile Socolovsky

    15 June marked the centenary of the university reform led by the student movement in Córdoba, Argentina. This pioneering reform paved the way for a democratic reconstruction of academic institutions that shook the entire region. The transformation of Latin American public universities became a permanent battleground between those who yearned...

    In Latin America, teachers and students champion the right to attend university, by Yamile Socolovsky
  3. Fighting the commercialisation of education 14 June 2018

    Education issues high on the WIPO agenda

    Through statements in plenary, organising a side event, meeting with delegates and collaborating with other civil society actors, Education International has reaffirmed the importance of advancing on international copyright exceptions at the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights of the World Intellectual Property Organisation.

    Education issues high on the WIPO agenda
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 25 May 2018

    Go for it! The Bologna ministerial summit in Paris, by Andreas Keller

    Andreas Keller

    Isn’ it ironic? 50 years ago, in May 1968, students in Paris were going to the barricades and aspiring to a societal revolution – and initiated an overdue reform of higher education almost throughout Europe eventually. Today, in May 2018, ministers in charge of higher education from 48 countries belonging...

    Go for it! The Bologna ministerial summit in Paris, by Andreas Keller
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 9 April 2018

    When it comes to challenges in higher education, unions make a difference

    "The austerity in public sector budgets, the decline in salaries, the threats to academic freedom, the increasingly precarious nature of work stability, the expansion of privatization, and the reduction in unionised academic staff, are some of the main challenges faced by teachers in higher education”, Nelly Stromquist, an expert in...

    When it comes to challenges in higher education, unions make a difference
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 5 April 2018

    Education and copyright. It matters to you!

    (YES you can share these images and videos with your students, colleagues and anyone! But that is not always the case.)

    Education and copyright. It matters to you!
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 19 March 2018

    Passing of outstanding Canadian education unionist

    Education International is sad to learn of the passing of Donald C. Savage, an inspiring educator and committed union leader. He was 85.

    Passing of outstanding Canadian education unionist
  8. Equity and inclusion 9 March 2018

    #8March: Female leadership, strong unionism: a higher education perspective

    Yamile Socolovsky

    In the past, women were rarely able to attend university. It was only in the 20th century that the growing number of women undertaking university courses began to significantly impact the demographics of graduates of higher education. However, much like in the workplace, the acceptance of women in higher education...

    #8March: Female leadership, strong unionism: a higher education perspective
  9. Fighting the commercialisation of education 26 February 2018

    North American and Caribbean education leaders work towards strong leadership in times of crises

    As Education International convenes its regional affiliates in Trinidad and Tobago, the challenges they face are as varied as they are common, from strengthening democracy, ensuring quality education to the future of trade unionism.

    North American and Caribbean education leaders work towards strong leadership in times of crises
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 19 February 2018

    Canada: trade unions worried by planned reform of university governance

    Education unions oppose Bill 234, which would make sweeping changes in the system of governance of the University of Montreal, threatening academic freedom and the university’s collegial governance, and deteriorating working conditions.

    Canada: trade unions worried by planned reform of university governance
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 16 February 2018

    UK: Solidarity with education union’s fight over university pensions

    Education International’s European region, ETUCE, has sent a message of solidarity to University and College Unions members at 61 UK universities who are due to walk out soon in a dispute over changes to the universities’ pension scheme.

    UK: Solidarity with education union’s fight over university pensions
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 20 November 2017

    Canadian college instructors forced back to work

    A month-long strike has abruptly ended after the Ontario government passed legislation forcing college instructors back to the classroom days after the latest contract offer was rejected and a renewed call for negotiations was made.

    Canadian college instructors forced back to work
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 31 October 2017

    The ‘core value’ of academic freedom is voiced in Paris

    The status of higher education teaching personnel was the focus of an Education International event in Paris where academics were joined by teachers’ unions to shed light on a sector under threat.

    The ‘core value’ of academic freedom is voiced in Paris
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 27 October 2017

    Higher education teaching personnel to be celebrated in Paris

    To mark the 20th anniversary of the UNESCO Recommendation on Higher Education Teaching Personnel, Education International is throwing the spotlight on tenure, academic freedom, self-governance and collegiality, which are being challenged around the world.

    Higher education teaching personnel to be celebrated in Paris