26 septembre 2013

Greater autonomy for universities as foundations

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Jan Petter Myklebust. In a memorandum sent to higher education institutions for comment, Sweden’s Ministry of Education has proposed legislation that would grant universities and colleges legal autonomy from the government – by institutions becoming private foundations. Universities have endorsed the need for change, but responses to the legislation have been lukewarm. The legal amendments, outlined in the extensive 136-page memo Høgskolestiftelser, reflect an ideological step towards ‘privatisation’ by conservative Prime Minister John Reinfeldt’s governing alliance. More...
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