Thursday, March 7, 2019

Internationale of Knowledge for All

As a U.S. citizen, I usually look at the European Bologna process with envy - perceiving from a distance that it brings higher education across national borders together in ways that better serve students and the European community. While some aspects of the unification and cooperation that Bologna advocated may be having their intended impact, other aspects may require modification.

"Science for the Many and Not for Money" is an initiative that calls for a "European network of emancipated universities in Europe and all over the world - internationalist European universities that defend free access for all; cooperation between academics, researchers and citizens; and participative research. IKA (Internationale of Knowledge for All) welcomes others to help create alternatives to the marketization of higher education and research.

The question here is if resource allocation on research will serve the people or the markets of Europe - perhaps this is a question that could be raised in the U.S.A. as well.

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