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Higher Education Symposium


Academic institutions form the intellectual backbone of a society. Their open minds, critical curiosity and factual production of knowledge have always been a thorn in the side of authoritarian forces.

What role do academic institutions have today in strengthening liberal democracy and its values? Is it enough to create knowledge and pass it on to young people, or does the present demand a stronger social commitment? When should one cooperate and when should one negotiate conflicts openly?

In the Higher Education Symposium, the leaders of national and international academies will partner with a number of experts to discuss the path that higher education institutions will have to take to fulfil their societal responsibility.

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