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[Germany] Call for withdrawal of doctorate for Turkish premier

[Germany] Call for withdrawal of doctorate for Turkish premier | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
A petition has been launched by the student union at Technische Universität Berlin, or TU Berlin, calling for the withdrawal of an honorary doctorate awarded to Turkish Premier Binali Yildirim, maintaining that he “plays a crucial role in the authoritarian restructuring of the country”, which has included the arbitrary dismissal of thousands of academics and the detention without due process of some. (...) - University World News, by Michael Gardner and Brendan O'Malley, 24 February 2017 Issue No:448
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[US] Statement of Inclusiveness

We are a group of scholars, researchers, and teachers. We refuse to compromise the ideals of academic freedom and open exchange. We affirm that scientific events have to be open to everybody, regardless of race, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, pregnancy, immigration status, or any other aspect of identity. We believe that such events have to be supportive, inclusive, and safe environments for all participants. We believe that all participants are to be treated with dignity and respect. Discrimination and harassment cannot be tolerated. We are committed to ensuring that the scientific events in which we participate follow these principles, and we request that organizers of scientific events make explicit statements on the event website to that effect.
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[Open letter - Petition for European Researchers] They have chosen ignorance

[Open letter - Petition for European Researchers] They have chosen ignorance | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Scientists from different European countries describe in this letter that, despite marked heterogeneity in the situation of scientific research in their respective countries, there are strong similarities in the destructive policies being followed. This critical analysis, highlighted in Nature and simultaneously published in a number of newspapers across Europe, is a wake-up call to policy makers to correct their course, and to researchers and citizens to defend the essential role of science in society. (...) - Euroscience, 2014

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L’université grecque: une espèce menacée - The Greek University: an endangered species

L’université grecque: une espèce menacée - The Greek  University: an endangered species | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
Huit universités grecques sont forcées de suspendre toute activité suite à la décision unilatérale du ministère de l'éducation nationale de mettre en disponibilité 1349 employés de leurs administrations.
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[petition] "We will not attend US conferences until our colleagues can."

Science is a global endeavour, which thrives on openness, fairness and collaboration. It is stifled and undermined by division and discrimination. The United States has greatly benefited from free and open international collaboration, and has been one of its strongest promoters. Many of us work together with scientists in the US and have enjoyed the hospitality of its institutions or benefited from its facilities and grants. Many of us have studied, taught or worked in the US and formed close and lasting collaborations and friendships. (...) - science-undivided.or, 
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Petition addressed to European Commission for more support of Social Sciences and Humanities

In November 2014 the European Parliament appointed the new European Commission on the basis of an «Agenda for Jobs, Growth, Fairness and Democratic Change”. The very title of this Agenda reveals the true challenges of the EU.

It is therefore surprising that the new European Framework Programme for Research for 2014-2020, Horizon 2020, has very little to propose in terms of “Fairness” and “Democratic Change”, or of a new approach to “Jobs and Growth” in these times of crisis. The research programme for Social Sciences and the Humanities (SSH) has disappeared and its budget been dramatically reduced compared to the previous European Framework Programme. There is no longer even a specific Directorate in charge of SSH research at the European Commission. (...) - avaaz.org

 

 

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Save Fulbright from an unprecedented $ 30 million cut

Save Fulbright from an unprecedented $ 30 million cut | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
The US Congress has started its deliberations.
Ask Congress NOW to #SaveFulbright by restoring the $ 30 million for the Fulbright Program to the federal budget.
All alums, friends, and supporters of the Fulbright Program are encouraged to sign and share this petition!
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Hundreds of young scholars are being 'held hostage' by the Greek state

Hundreds of young scholars are being 'held hostage' by the Greek state | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Varvara Trachana and Stelios Gialis: The Greek government has left around 750 newly elected university lecturers in unpaid limbo for up to four years.

 

Greece is reeling from six years of recession. Its economy resembles a 1930s-style Great Depression, with GDP having fallen by more than 20% and an official unemployment rate close to 30%. Among young, well-educated Greeks, unemployment hit 56.5% in early 2013. (...) - by

Varvara Trachana and Stelios Gialis, The Guardian, 20 June 2013
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See also The Greek petition .

For the immediate appointment of all the elected 
Faculty Members of Greek Universities

 

http://lecture.jimdo.com/%CE%B1%CF%81%CF%87%CE%B9%CE%BA%CE%AE/%CE%B1%CF%81%CF%87%CE%B9%CE%BA%CE%AE-english/

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http://www.gopetition.com/petition/42790.html

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