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The Democratic Mission of Higher Education: Academic Freedom and Institutional Autonomy

The CEU Campus
Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 4:00 pm

CEU Yehuda Elkana Center for Higher Education and Council of Europe Education Department

 cordially invite you to the panel discussion

The Democratic Mission of Higher Education: Academic Freedom and Institutional Autonomy

Date: 27 March 2019 / VENUE: CEU, Nádor u. 15 (Auditorium A) /

time: 4.00 – 5.30 pm


This public event is organized jointly by the CEU Yehuda Elkana Center for Higher Education and Council of Europe Education Department. It brings together higher education professionals, policy makers, students and academics to discuss the importance of institutional autonomy and academic freedom to European societies. Building in part on CEU’s case, the panelists will address such issues as the relationship between the two concepts and their limitations, the role of public authorities in higher education and whether the situation of academic freedom and institutional autonomy is indicative for the state of democracy in a given country.


Sjur BERGAN - Head of the Education Department, Council of Europe

Liviu MATEI - Provost, Central European University


  • István KENESEI - Research Professor, Corresponding Member, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Fridon LALA - President, CEU Student Union
  • Hilligje VAN'T LAND – Secretary General, International Association of Universities 
  • Pavel ZGAGA - Director, Centre for Educational Policy Studies, University of Ljubljana

 Reception to follow

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