The Role of Universities in Addressing Societal Challenges and Fostering Democracy

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  • Næsta námskeið hefst
    01 Jan 70
    Allir upphafsdagar
  • Tímalengd
    2 days
  • Námsskeiðs gjald
    kr 25.000

An international conference will be held on April 2-3 at the University of Akureyri. The event is titled The Role of Universities in Addressing Societal Challenges and Fostering Democracy: Inclusion, Migration, and Education for Citizenship (TRUA-SC-FD). 

The public and democratic role of universities has become an increasingly relevant topic in recent years in light of social, political and economic developments, as well as changes in media and communication. At the same time, democratic societies in Europe are paying increasing attention to the mobilities of individuals within and outside the boundaries of their nation-states. While we observe intensified securitization and the rise of anti-immigration sentiment in Europe, civic movements of resistance also flourish across the continent. With this conference, we aim to steer the discourse towards more constructive and rational discussions on migration and higher education in a healthy democracy.

After the conference, a Ph.D. workshop “Conceptualizing integration: social inclusion and exclusion in diverse and multicultural societies” will take place on April 4, 2020More information about the workshop can be found here.

For additional information, please contact Iwona Szelewa


The regular conference fee is 25.000 ISK  or 145 euros and the fee for students is 10.000 ISK or 70 euros.

The fee includes lunch and a conference dinner.


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