ERIC Number: ED214410
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Interuniversity Co-Operation in the Europe Region.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bucharest (Romania). European Centre for Higher Education.
Aspects and forms of interuniversity cooperation in Europe, problems and shortcomings encountered, and advantages are reviewed. Existing modalities and forms of cooperation and coordination in the following areas are considered: student exchanges, teacher exchanges, research, documentation and information, and policy and administration. A certain number of countries continue to favor informal cooperation but such cooperation is carried out in the framework of agreements from university to university (with or without governmental agreements). In some cases international bilateral or unilateral agreements become national law and can govern cooperation. Cooperation and coordination at the national level and the role of interuniversity organizations are also considered. All of the socialist countries responding to the survey indicate an intense cooperation with the other countries of the socialist community and especially with the Soviet Union. The intensity of cooperation in other countries appears also to be a function of geography, history, cultural, and linguistic affinities. Obstacles to student exchange and possible solutions are considered in relation to: economic difficulties, legal and administrative obstacles, and cultural and linguistic obstacles. The arrangements in the various countries that affect teacher exchange, including measures for replacement and arrangements for salary and pensions, are addressed. Cooperative research programs among universities are considred in relation to agreements at the governmental level or university level and facilities made jointly available. A questionnaire is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Intercollegiate Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, International Organizations, International Relations, Questionnaires, Regional Cooperation, Research Projects, Student Exchange Programs, Teacher Exchange Programs
European Centre for Higher Education, UNESCO-CEPES, 39, Stirbei Voda St., R-70732, Bucharest, Romania.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bucharest (Romania). European Centre for Higher Education.
Identifiers: Europe (East); Europe (West)