ERIC Number: ED447742
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
The Universities' Responsibilities to Society: International Perspectives. Issues in Higher Education Series. First Edition.
Neave, Guy, Ed.
Three broad subthemes were addressed in a conference focusing on the responsibilities of universities. These were anticipating change relative to university development, the international knowledge enterprise, and academic freedom and university autonomy as prerequisite for the university meeting its responsibilities. Following an introduction, "Universities' Responsibility to Society: An Historical Exploitation of an Enduring Issue" by Guy Neave, the papers are: (1) "University and Society: Responsibilities, Contracts, Partnerships" (Georges Haddad); (2) "Priorities for a Dynamic University System: Thailand" (Sippanondha Ketudat); (3) "Towards a Worldwide Plan of Action for the Reform of Higher Education" (Marco Antonio R. Dias); (4) "Theme 1: University and Development: Anticipating Change" (Brenda M. Gourley and Pierre Calame), with summaries of four workshops; (5) "Theme 2: Universities and the International Knowledge Enterprise" (Witchit Srisa-an), with summaries of three workshops; (6) "Theme 3: Academic Freedom and University Autonomy: Prerequisites for the University Meeting Its Responsibilities" (Walter Kamba and Klaus D. Wolff), with summaries of 4 workshops; and (7) "Conclusion: Proposal for an International Declaration on Academic Freedom and University Autonomy" (Justin Thorens). (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, College Role, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutional Autonomy, Responsibility
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Association of Universities, Paris (France).
Note: Papers from the Mid Term Conference of Heads of Universities (4th, Bangkok, Thailand, November 12-14, 1997).