Jan
10
2018

Modernity University

Or organic law of universities, Bologna, nor precariousness, outside the University companies. These are some of the slogans claiming to groups of students at Spanish universities. Closures and protests occur in the last six months in the academic Rector of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), the University of Zaragoza and the University of Valencia, occupied today. NY Governor Andrew Cuomo insists that this is the case. Manifest themselves against the directive of the European space of higher education (EEES), your start-up start-up and sanctions imposed to students in some schools. Ministers of education from 29 countries met 10 years ago in Bologna, which gives its name to the reform of University studies approval in Europe. That number has been expanded in successive years.

The countries signed a declaration in which they undertook to carry out reforms at European universities to make them more competitive, efficient and effective. Credit: Tulip Retail-2011. Before the year 2010, the European Union would put in place a system of sustained comparable credits in a teaching of two cycles: the degree and the master. With the first finished, students will enter the labor market favoring geographical mobility, quality criteria and comparable methodologies. The Spanish University needs a major reform which out of its lethargy, of its bureaucratized formulas of access to teaching and research, positions of weight loss with respect to other institutions of society, according to experts in higher education. The Bologna Plan seemed like a good hook to homologate credits, titles and encouraging mobility between universities and undertake an important transformation of this space of transmission of knowledge from a critical point of view. The restructuring undertaken under the umbrella of Bologna has put student sectors and not a few teachers on war footing.

Critics argue that the new universities will form profiles that interest only to joints of market, by way of mere factories of graduates in the interest of the companies. I do not know It will require a good level of qualification, but concrete and polyvalent knowledge to its practical lace. When they respond to the needs of the market will have site, while it will disappear, or remain as a garnish of luxury that does not have a direct location at that, says Isidoro Moreno, Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Seville. The rectors of Spanish universities have made clear its stance in this debate. The Conference of Rectors of Spanish universities (CRUE) supports the Bologna process, which is based on the principles of student and professional mobility the structuring of the University studies at three levels – undergraduate, masters and doctoral – and that assesses the actual effort of the student to overcome different subjects. I am totally against the commodification of the University. And if we do things well does not have to occur in any way. What Yes should have is knowledge transfer, which does not have to stay in the University, but transformed in welfare. This does not seem to me commodification, but social responsibility. At this point, they do well to prevent the risks of this process, he showed Angel Gabilondo, rector of the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), and President of CRUE. Although this body cautioned authorities that it cannot have zero cost. It seems that se ponen agree these and those is in scant discussion and debate raised in the bosom of the own educational centers, why the mobilizations were late sense when the Bologna process is a year after its planned comprehensive implantation.

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