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Crisis, Cuts, Contemplations How Academia May Help Rescuing Society

Proceedings of the Conference of the Magna Charta Observatory 17-18 September 2009
Crisis, Cuts, Contemplations How Academia May Help Rescuing Society


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Pier Ugo Calzolari, Rector
University of Bologna


Opening Address
Fabio Roversi-Monaco, Honorary President
Magna Charta Observatory, Bologna


Highlights of the Observatory Activities
Bastian Baumann, Secretary General
Magna Charta Observatory, Bologna


Higher Education in a Time of Social and Economic Change:
What Contribution must Universities and Public Authorities make?

Andrew McIntosh, Member of the Parliamentary Assembly
Council of Europe


Is academic freedom affordable in a time of economic crisis?
Steve Fuller, University of Warwick
United Kingdom


Higher Education As A Key To Further Development
Lessons From The Arab World in The Arab World

Mostafa Abdel-Razek Saleh Hashem, Secretary General
The Association of Arab Universities


Conclusions from the Working Groups

Reactions to the Working Groups:
Jairam Reddy, Consultant on Higher Education
South Africa
Monique Fouilhoux, Deputy General Secretary
Education International


Universities and Regional Development
Dimitris Tsougarakis, Rector
Ionian University, Greece


Concluding Remarks
Üstün Ergüder,
President of the Council
Magna Charta Observatory, Bologna


The speakers

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