The Role of the “Law of Georgia on Higher Education” in Ensuring Academic Freedom in the Higher Education Space (74396)

Session Information: Interdisciplinary, Multidisciplinary & Transdisciplinary Education
Session Chair: Ekaterine Bakaradze

Friday, 22 September 2023 15:20
Session: Session 3
Room: Nova Icaria
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 2 (Europe/Madrid)

This paper examines the role of the “Law of Georgia on Higher Education” in ensuring academic freedom in the higher education space of Georgia. Academic freedom in Georgia is a relatively new institution, the paper analyzes the achievements that Georgia has in this short period and the prospects for the development of this notion. The study reviews the meaning of the term according to the law of Georgia, what the definition of academic freedom means for academic, scientific staff and students, when it is possible to limit academic freedom as a right and for what reason.
The paper considers the main principles reflected in the law, which, according to the recommendations of international organizations, are essential for achieving the goals of higher education and in this process for higher educational institutions, academic staff and students to enjoy the values protected by academic freedom.
Since the notion of academic freedom is new to the Georgian educational and legal reality, and judicial practice or any developmental recommendations in this regard are scarce, for the given stage, the research evaluates to what extent the conditions stipulated by the law are declared in the university regulatory documents. It is also important to determine the extent to which higher educational institutions realize the necessity of this concept to develop democratic processes of governance in universities, to form free members of society who will constantly have the desire to seek new ideas and truth.

Authors:
Ekaterine Bakaradze, New Vision University, Georgia


About the Presenter(s)
Professor Ekaterine Bakaradze is a University Professor/Principal Lecturer at New Vision University in Georgia

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