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Taking action in higher education

Hands over mouth

UCU takes its campaign on academic freedom to the international level

Following a major report on academic freedom, UCU has submitted an allegation to the Joint ILO/UNESCO Committee of Experts regarding the UK's government's non-compliance with the 1997 UNESCO recommendation on the status of higher education teaching personnel.

The UCU submission - supported by Education International - focuses on inadequate protections for academic freedom (both in law and in practice) and we will keep members informed of developments with the allegations process.