Democratic Academy Groningen - Democratisation & Internationalisation
The goal of the Democratic University working group is to analyse the problems faced by the university as an institution, focusing on the RUG and also in a more general fashion.
We will discuss strategies to make the university public and democratic; we will talk about the role it currently has in society and the role it should have; we will focus on specific problems such as the current mindless internationalisation and the relation between the university and its geographical context.
The topics we are currently facing include the problem of a qualitative education and the need for a responsible internationalisation (both in a general perspective and focusing of the Yantai project).
We aim at writing articles concerning these problems, but also at organising public events and demonstrations to spread our ideas.