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Interview with Prof. Kurt Deketelaere on academic freedom

"Academic freedom, like freedom of any kind, is not a spontaneous state of affairs. The public authorities must respect, protect, ensure and promote it", says Kurt Deketelaere, Professor of Law and Secretary-General of the League of European Research Universities (LERU). He will speak at the European Parliament’s STOA conference 'How to provide enforceable protection for ...

Safeguarding academic freedom in Europe

Safeguarding academic freedom in Europe: STOA event and video

What are the challenges for academic freedom in Europe today? And how could the EU address them? A STOA conference, organised with the support of the European University Association (EUA), took place on 9 November 2021. It sought to clarify the definition of academic freedom, to frame the challenges in the EU context and to ...