ERIC Number: ED446459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the International Conference on Higher Education and Research (2nd, Budapest, Hungary, September 23-25, 1999).
Education International, Brussels (Belgium).
One of the major goals of the Second Education International (EI) Conference on Higher Education and Research was to strengthen EI's position as the representative global organization of teachers and research workers, and to develop the role of these unions. Papers in this volume cover major issues and challenges in the international education arena for these populations. Highlighted themes throughout the conference include free access to higher education for those meeting relevant entry criteria; priority of public funding for universities, colleges, and research institutions; institutional autonomy and academic freedom for the aforementioned institutions; and representation of staff on all key decision-making bodies within these institutions. Support for higher education and research personnel in developing countries is emphasized. By section, topics covered are: challenges for developing countries and countries in transition; transnational higher education and faculty unions; university governance, academic freedom, autonomy and social change; salary determination and collective bargaining; diversity, discrimination and career development paths; research and research funding; higher education and research unions and the broader trade union movement; and higher education and research union strategies in EI. Five appendices are included. (HB)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Accreditation (Institutions), College Faculty, Developing Nations, Distance Education, Diversity (Institutional), Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Governance, Higher Education, Institutional Autonomy, Intellectual Property, International Education, Researchers, Unions
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education International, Brussels (Belgium).