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Conference for High-Quality and Independent University Education

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EKINT conference and videos on university autonomy and efficient higher education

As a follow-up to its University Democracy program EKINT will hold a conference and will present its videos on 23 February, inviting experts on higher education and university autonomy as well as students interested in public affairs.

In the first panel we will discuss the system of university consistories that was introduced on 1 September 2015 and that has been deemed controversial at best by the ombudsman. In the second panel we are looking for solutions that could make higher education efficient while respecting the rule of law.

From 18:30 we will present our video series “University and politics” in which experts and activists map the framework of discussing politics at university. After the videos the audience is welcome to discuss issues with the experts interviewed in the videos.

Our University Democracy project was launched in 2015 in order to support university autonomy and encourage students to become independent and conscious citizens. Last year we published our model regulation on the university ombudsman and our guidelines on discussing politics at university.

Venue: Kőleves Restaurant (1075 Budapest, Kazinczy u. 41.)
Date: 23 February 2017 (Thursday) 13.00 - 21.00

13.00 - 13.30 Registration, welcome
13.30 - 15.30 Conference, panel 1 – Consistories in the light of university autonomy
15.30 - 16.00 Break
16.00 - 18.00 Conference, panel 2 – Efficiency and autonomy: do we have to choose?
18.00 - 18.30 Break
18.30 - 21.00 Videos followed by discussion

The program is subject to change. The event is in Hungarian and open to the press and public, participation is free of charge.

Further information: info@ekint.org.

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