Private funding and its dangers to academia: an experience in Switzerland

Hugentobler, Manuela Annette; Müller, Markus; Andres Morrissey, Franz (April 2020). Private funding and its dangers to academia: an experience in Switzerland. IAU horizons, 25(1), pp. 40-41. Internat. Universities Bureau

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Academic freedom, a deep-rooted right in the Swiss Constitution, is in danger. Private sponsorship agreements, covertly negotiated between university administrations and big companies, are becoming increasingly vital for the finances of Swiss universities. Federal and cantonal governments foster this development by imposing austerity measures on the one hand, and by rewarding growth in private third-party funding with additional federal subsidies.

Item Type:

Newspaper or Magazine Article

Division/Institute:

02 Faculty of Law > Department of Public Law > Institute of Public Law
06 Faculty of Humanities > Other Institutions > Teaching Staff, Faculty of Humanities
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of English Languages and Literatures

Graduate School:

Graduate School Gender Studies

UniBE Contributor:

Hugentobler, Manuela Annette; Müller, Markus and Andres Morrissey, Franz

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 340 Law
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 370 Education

ISSN:

2076-2194

Publisher:

Internat. Universities Bureau

Language:

English

Submitter:

Manuela Annette Hugentobler

Date Deposited:

21 Apr 2020 14:20

Last Modified:

21 Apr 2020 14:20

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.143424

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/143424

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