30 November 2018 | Report

Higher Education and its Communities: a Transatlantic View on Openness, Democracy and Engagement

Andrée Sursock

This essay is the result of the 15th Transatlantic Dialogue held in July 2018. The seminar, organised by EUA, the American Council on Education and Universities Canada, and hosted by the European University Institute in Florence, offered a timely opportunity for transatlantic comparisons and a rich dialogue among peers about the role that higher education can play in a politically disrupted world.

This publication draws from discussions on how universities can best serve their students and their communities while upholding the values of openness and democracy. It also covers case studies and examines the civic role of universities and how the contribution of higher education institutions to the political and social debates can be strengthened.

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