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Saksa Akadeemiline Vahetusteenistus (DAAD) koos Euroopa teadlaste ning kõrgharidusjuhtidega avaldas 17. juunil 2020 Eberbachi avalduse, kus kutsub ülikoole ja poliitikuid Euroopa kõrgharidusruumi (EHEA) alusväärtustele rohkem tähelepanu pöörama.

Brexit, cuts in fundamental rights in Poland and Hungary, division of the European Union in the corona pandemic: centrifugal forces within the European Union are increasing. In these troubled times, the signatories of the Statement created in Kloster Eberbach regard the European Higher Education Area as an essential stability factor. With their paper, they appeal to strengthen the European Higher Education Area established with the Bologna Declaration in June 1999, and to defend common European values as the foundation of higher education.

Read the news in UT web (in Estonian). These are the same values the Union in University of Tartu has been advocating on the sectoral level:

  • Need to protect the diminishing academic freedom
  • Necessity to stop governing universities as businesses with the main aim of making profit
  • Public funding of higher education equal to 1.5% of GDP
  • Public funding of science equal to 1% of GDP

Read the press release on the DAAD's web page HERE

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