TTIP and Education

Posted in Governance and administration on November 4th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“One of the most alarming aspects of the TTIP negotiations is the possible inclusion of education in the trade deal , the entrance of a large number of for-profit providers of so-called education ‘services’ and the impact this would have on education as a public good in the sovereign control of a democratic power. But how alarming is the situation? …” (more)

[Aidan Seery, Irish Federation of University Teachers, 4 November]

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TTIP and higher education policy

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on June 26th, 2015 by steve

International“The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement (or TTIP) is a comprehensive trade treaty between the between the European Union and the United States. TTIP covers all industrial sectors and ways of supplying goods and services across borders …” (more)

[Udi Datta, Wonkhe, 26 June]

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EU-US trade deal to undermine education as ‘public good’

Posted in Governance and administration on April 25th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Upheaval in third-level sector escalates on Monday with industrial action at Cork IT Students at work at Cork Institute of Technology. The new trade agreement being negotiated between the EU and US will ‘enshrine increased rights for privatised education’ at the expense of publicly-funded colleges, lecturers have claimed …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 25 April]

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Universities at risk under free trade agreements

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on February 7th, 2015 by steve

EU“Academic unions and university associations around the world have long expressed concern that the spread of free trade and other commercial agreements between nations was likely to profoundly impact on their higher education systems …” (more)

[Geoff Maslen, University World News, 4 February]

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Transatlantic trade deal talks

Posted in Governance and administration on November 10th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – The support for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) by Chambers Ireland (November 1st) is misguided. The proposed inclusion of an Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanism in TTIP and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) would give secret decisions in boardrooms overseas more control of Irish education than the Department of Education …” (more)

[Mike Jennings, Irish Times, 10 November]

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US-EU trade agreement will make higher education ‘more commercial’

Posted in Governance and administration on May 10th, 2014 by steve

“A planned new trade agreement between the EU and the United States will force higher education here to go further down the route of ‘privatisation and commercialisation’, a conference of university lecturers has heard …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 10 May]

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