Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 29 October 2019
Australia: University attacks a professor who defended students and academic integrity
International solidarity is mobilised after Murdoch University in Australia sues Associate Professor Gerd Schroeder-Turk for whistleblowing.Australia: University attacks a professor who defended students and academic integrity
Fighting the commercialisation of education
Privatisation and commodiﬁcation of university in Latin America: The cases of Argentina, Peru, Chile and the Dominican Republic
Fernanda Saforcada, Daniela Atairo, Lucía Trotta, Aldana Rodríguez Golisano17 October 2019
Since the late 20th century, Latin American higher education has witnessed two major processes: ﬁrstly, considerable expansion – a sustained increase in enrolment, a growing number of institutions, and growth and diversiﬁcation of study programmes, levels and qualiﬁcations; secondly, a decline in public funding.
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
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 26 September 2019
Right to authorship, by 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
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.
Standards and working conditions 10 September 2019
Education at a Glance 2019 shows governments must accelerate progress towards SDG 4 and quality education for all
Reacting to the newly published Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Education at a Glance report, Education International welcomes progress made in a number of countries in several aspects of educational provision, but insists that other major areas of education remain a cause of great concern for educators.Education at a Glance 2019 shows governments must accelerate progress towards SDG 4 and quality education for all
Equity and inclusion 28 August 2019
Argentina: CONADU takes measures to advance LGBTI rights
In August 2019, the Federation of University Teachers (Federación de Docentes Universitarios -CONADU) adopted a new protocol on discrimination, harassment and violence on grounds of gender or sexual orientation, perpetrated by their members.Argentina: CONADU takes measures to advance LGBTI rights
Democracy 13 August 2019
“For the integrity and status of Higher Education and Technical and Vocational Education and Training”, by Fred van Leeuwen.
Fred van Leeuwen
Higher education is indispensable if we are to maintain a foundation of facts, knowledge and free discussion in society. TVET reaches very many young people and adults and has a key education function in addition to providing skills training. Both are under attack as many, public and private, innocently or...“For the integrity and status of Higher Education and Technical and Vocational Education and Training”, by Fred van Leeuwen.
Union growth 23 July 2019
“Climate change action: organising to win”, by Adam Lincoln.
As education trade unionists gather together for the 8th EI World Congress, it is clear that working people and students are on the front lines of climate change. Already 83 million climate-related refugees have fled from disaster. 72 million jobs are threatened. Climate change affects our brothers and sisters –...“Climate change action: organising to win”, by Adam Lincoln.
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 20 July 2019
The highs and lows of higher education analysed at EI Congress
Participants at the higher education caucus learnt from academics from all over the world on topics ranging from the lack of funds, privatisation and commercialisation of higher education to precarious employment conditions and attacks on academic freedom.The highs and lows of higher education analysed at EI Congress
Trade union rights are human rights 9 May 2019
“Trade union research and action: an exchange of views on academic mobbing”, by Jean-Marie Lafortune and Eve Seguin.
Jean-Marie Lafortune, Eve Seguin
In October 2018, the Quebec Federation of University Professors (FQPPU), affiliated to Education International, published a report entitled “Le mobbing en milieu académique : mieux comprendre le phénomène pour mieux l’enrayer” (“Mobbing in an academic environment: understanding the phenomenon better in order to eradicate it better”). Jean-Marie Lafortune, president of...“Trade union research and action: an exchange of views on academic mobbing”, by Jean-Marie Lafortune and Eve Seguin.
Leading the profession 11 April 2019
"Higher Education, and the purpose of education", by Jens Vraa-Jensen
Seen through a neoliberal political framework, education’s main purpose is to be an instrument for economic development, increased productivity of workers and creation of new jobs. In such a context, education is not one of the key factors for social and human development. Any debate on education must always clarify..."Higher Education, and the purpose of education", by Jens Vraa-Jensen
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 13 March 2019
UK: Union deplores weak legal protection of academic freedom
Following the findings of a major report on academic freedom in the United Kingdom, the University and College Union has submitted an allegation to the Joint International Labour Organisation/UNESCO Committee of Experts regarding the non-compliance of the UK government's with the 1997 UNESCO Recommendation on the status of higher education...UK: Union deplores weak legal protection of academic freedom
Fighting the commercialisation of education 1 March 2019
Australia: education union and activists will make the 2019 federal election the ‘education election’
At their Federal conference, Australian Education Union’ leaders and activists welcomed the commitment made by the Labour party to greatly increase funding for public education, and reaffirmed their determination to ensure that the upcoming federal election focus on education issues.Australia: education union and activists will make the 2019 federal election the ‘education election’
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 26 February 2019
France: trade unions strongly oppose increased tuition fees for foreign students
French education unions are taking a stand against the planned increase in tuition fees for non-EU students.France: trade unions strongly oppose increased tuition fees for foreign students
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 19 February 2019
Felisa Tibbitts appointed UNESCO Chair in Human Rights in Higher Education
Education International congratulates Felisa Tibbitts for her nomination as UNESCO Chair in Human Rights in Higher Education.Felisa Tibbitts appointed UNESCO Chair in Human Rights in Higher Education
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 18 February 2019
Another step on the path towards open access
Education International has answered a call for consultation on open access of research, stressing that the public good is served by the widest and most accessible dissemination of scholarly work and educational material.Another step on the path towards open access
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 26 November 2018
EI’s 11th IFHERC highlights the importance of promoting and protecting academic freedom in an increasingly hostile environment
During discussions at Education International’s 11th International Further and Higher Education and Research Conference, participants from all corners of the world voiced great concern about political developments across the different regions that undermine academic freedom.EI’s 11th IFHERC highlights the importance of promoting and protecting academic freedom in an increasingly hostile environment