The Europa World of Learning 2015
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Now in its 65th edition, The Europa World of Learning is one of the world's leading reference works. Updated to the highest editorial standards, entries are sourced directly from the organizations to ensure accurate and reliable information. The accreditation status of every university and college is verified before its entry is approved.
Every type of academic institution is covered, including over:
7,800 universities and colleges
5,800 research institutes
3,400 museums and art galleries
5,000 learned societies
3,600 libraries and archives
850 regulatory and representative bodies
Separate chapters for countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe each feature an introductory survey of the country's higher education system. A separate section covers international organizations concerned with higher education and scholarship.
New essays feature each year on themes around international and comparative higher education. Subscribers may download these online at www.worldoflearning.com alongside an archive of essays from past editions.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Introductory Essays Universities as the ‘Critics and Conscience of Society’: The Challenges and Threats to Academic Freedom and University Autonomy in Today’s Higher Education Sector Sally Varnham and Jim Jackson. Free Speech, Academic Freedom and Human Being Dennis Hayes. Academics’ Copyright: A Pillar of Academic Freedom Michael Fraser. Performanced-based Research Funding and Academic Freedom: An Oxymoron? Petra Butler. Quality Assurance and Academic Freedom with Emphasis on Transnational Education Jim Jackson. The Constitutional Imperative for Academic Freedom in South Africa John Higgins. 2: International Organizations Part 3: Afghanistan - Myanmar Part 4: Namibia - Zimbabwe
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