Freedom and Inclusion in the Modern University

Grant number: DP170102897 | Funding period: 2017 - 2021

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Abstract

This project aims to understand conflicts in modern universities over intellectual freedom and inclusiveness. Universities are important social institutions whose core values must include a commitment to intellectual freedom and to including people from different backgrounds and with different views. These values have increasingly come into tension, causing anger, division and even violence in some parts of the world. This project aims to develop a strong theoretical understanding of these conflicts in modern universities and will create a set of practical principles to help universities prevent or manage these conflicts. This project is expected to strengthen universities’ capacities to ben..

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