Excerpt from Brown Alumni Monthly, Vol. 66: October, 1965
The autonomy or freedom Of universities is so important a question throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas that it was one Of the major topics Of discussion in the recent Con gress Of the International Association Of Universities. Freedom is not, however, a uniform problem.
In all countries, the leaders of universities are concerned with Government control Of teaching and educational policy, some more, some less - the more control, the less concern. As a Romanian delegate put it, there is no conﬂict in the socialist countries because the universities and the government agree perfectly. In all totalitarian countries, in fact, now as before, education is used as a vehicle Of propaganda, but again, not uniformly so. Some countries attempt to inﬂuence or control admissions, either as a matter Of government policy or through petty political patronage.
In many Of the developing countries, universities are frankly used as instruments Of the planned developmental program. In those countries where the Ministry Of Education or another agency distributes the major part Of the funds for the universities, it Often inﬂuences the development Of parts Of a university by giving or withholding funds for a purpose.
About the Publisher
Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com
This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more