Ei-iE

  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 16 February 2018

    UK: Solidarity with education union’s fight over university pensions

    Education International’s European region, ETUCE, has sent a message of solidarity to University and College Unions members at 61 UK universities who are due to walk out soon in a dispute over changes to the universities’ pension scheme.

    UK: Solidarity with education union’s fight over university pensions
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 20 November 2017

    Canadian college instructors forced back to work

    A month-long strike has abruptly ended after the Ontario government passed legislation forcing college instructors back to the classroom days after the latest contract offer was rejected and a renewed call for negotiations was made.

    Canadian college instructors forced back to work
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 31 October 2017

    The ‘core value’ of academic freedom is voiced in Paris

    The status of higher education teaching personnel was the focus of an Education International event in Paris where academics were joined by teachers’ unions to shed light on a sector under threat.

    The ‘core value’ of academic freedom is voiced in Paris
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 27 October 2017

    Higher education teaching personnel to be celebrated in Paris

    To mark the 20th anniversary of the UNESCO Recommendation on Higher Education Teaching Personnel, Education International is throwing the spotlight on tenure, academic freedom, self-governance and collegiality, which are being challenged around the world.

    Higher education teaching personnel to be celebrated in Paris
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 13 October 2017

    Ghana: Introduction of free senior high school education welcomed

    Ghanaian trade union leaders have warmly welcomed the decision of Ghana’s president to set up the Free Senior High School Programme.

    Ghana: Introduction of free senior high school education welcomed
  6. Union growth 5 October 2017

    World Teachers’ Day brings professional freedom and empowerment into focus

    As the contributions and significance of teachers are recognised, this year’s focus has turned toward the diminishing freedoms facing the profession and the empowerment needed to allow teachers to work effectively in a challenging world.

    World Teachers’ Day brings professional freedom and empowerment into focus
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 1 June 2017

    UK: Report warns of low levels of protection for academic freedom

    The University and College Union has launched a report showing significantly lower levels of protection for academic freedom in the UK, when compared to other EU countries.

    UK: Report warns of low levels of protection for academic freedom
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 31 May 2017

    Education unions forge a pathway from research to advocacy

    With an aim to research, refine, and resist, teachers’ unions are reinforcing their leading role at the cutting edge of research methods and practices at the 13th annual Education International Research Network meeting.

    Education unions forge a pathway from research to advocacy
  9. Standards and working conditions 12 April 2017

    March for Science

    Rob Copeland

    On April 22 a series of rallies and marches (known as the March for Science) are planned for Washington, D.C. and other cities across the world. Education unions can play a key role in the campaign, particularly in pushing for increased public funding for science, greater protection for academic freedom...

    March for Science
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 5 April 2017

    Hungary: EI deeply concerned about impact of new legislation on academic freedom  

    The global educators’ community condemns the adoption of legislative amendments proposed by Hungary’s government, endangering the independence of the Central European University and, consequently, fundamental pillars of all democracy.

    Hungary: EI deeply concerned about impact of new legislation on academic freedom  
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 21 March 2017

    Quality assurance drive taking place in European higher education

    Education unionists across Europe are seeking to promote the implementation of revised European quality assurance standards in higher education.

    Quality assurance drive taking place in European higher education
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 3 February 2017

    UK: Brexit outs EU academics

    Following the Brexit vote, around 31,000 EU academics in UK universities are being told to make arrangements to leave, some having already decided to comply, putting the expertise of UK universities in serious jeopardy.

    UK: Brexit outs EU academics
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 17 November 2016

    IFHERC: Challenges still to be faced in tertiary education and research

    Academic freedom, international solidarity, gender, casualisation and privatisation came under the spotlight at Education International’s 10th International Further and Higher Education and Research Conference, attended by leaders of tertiary education and research.

    IFHERC: Challenges still to be faced in tertiary education and research
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 10 November 2016

    Further and Higher Education and Research leaders gather for the first time in Africa to elevate sectors’ status

    Leaders of tertiary education and research are coming together in Accra, Ghana, to tackle the increasingly changing and challenging conditions facing the further, higher education and research sectors around the world.

    Further and Higher Education and Research leaders gather for the first time in Africa to elevate sectors’ status
  15. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 26 September 2016

    South Africa: University fee cap welcomed

    Education unions are encouraged by the South African government’s announcement that university fee increases may be capped and that low-income families may have the increase subsidised to make education more accessible.

    South Africa: University fee cap welcomed