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Call for Proposals - Philosophy and Theory in Higher Education (PTHE) Journal Special Issue on Reimagining Academic Freedom (deadline: 6 May 2022)

April 15, 2022

Following the first inaugural conference of OSUN Global Observatory on Academic Freedom in January 2022, it has been, yet again, confirmed that academic freedom is unreliably granted, unevenly distributed, and infringed upon across the world in both democratic and non-democratic societies. This special issue aims to build on this important work to understand the ways that conceptualizations of academic freedom vary in different socio-political contexts, how it is codified, and how it is practiced. Thus, we seek to reimagine academic freedom conceptually through the analysis of issues and malpractices that scholars around the world face.

Call for Essay Competition: Reimagining Academic Freedom (deadline: 1 June 2022)

March 21, 2022

OSUN Global Observatory on Academic Freedom (GOAF) welcomes all undergraduate and graduate students attending an OSUN institution to send their essays for the essay competition on the topic of Academic Freedom under the title “Reimagining Academic Freedom”, broadly defined.

OSUN Global Observatory on Academic Freedom Hosts Inaugural Conference

January 31, 2022

On January 20 and 21, the inaugural Open Society University Network (OSUN) Global Observatory on Academic Freedom (GOAF) Conference presented the findings of GOAF’s Annual Report alongside workshops and roundtables with academics, policy makers and students

Council of Europe selects YECHE and GOAF to undertake a study on the fundamental values of Higher Education and Quality Assurance

June 16, 2021

The Council of Europe (CoE) announced on 14 June that the Yehuda Elkana Center for Higher Education (CEU YECHE) and the OSUN Global Observatory on Academic Freedom (GOAF) were selected to undertake a study on the relationship between the fundamental values of Higher Education and Quality Assurance.

The central question of the study has been asked by the Council of Europe and formulated as:

The 6th Central European Higher Education Cooperation (CEHEC) Conference goes online in 2021

March 1, 2021

After a one year forced break caused by the COVID pandemic, the Central European Higher Education Cooperation (CEHEC) continues its annual conference series in 2021 with a free online event to be held on 22 and 23 April.