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Turkish educators after the coup: ‘We will win’.

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Earlier this year, on the night of 15th July, there was an attempted coup in Turkey. The coup was quickly defeated and immediately afterwards the government imposed a State of Emergency. The government claims the State of Emergency is intended to defend and stabilise democracy. In reality it provides cover for hugely undemocrati...

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Messengers of Hope in a Time of Reckoning: Educating Refugees.

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I just spent three days in Stockholm with two students at the Sorbonne. They are Aya Hamadeh, a student in computer science, and Mortaza Behboudi, a student in international relations. Both are refugees, the victims of political violence. Mortaza is from Afghanistan and Aya from Syria. Meeting them is to bear witness to the powe...

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Students unite behind global education campaign "Fund our future"

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On campuses and in communities, from the Americas to Africa, students are at the forefront of demanding a more fairly funded, decolonised, quality education system. Our national contexts may differ, and our campaign slogans might vary - but whether it’s standing up against cuts to student grants in Denmark, or rejecting tu...

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Casualization of Faculty and its Discontents

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The United States prides itself on having more than half of the top 100 universities in the world. Ironically, developments in its academic world—particularly among elite universities—have been pushing institutions of higher education increasingly toward structures and practices that defy the values of equity and qua...

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