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European election

The president of the European Parliament has called on EU voters to defend academic freedom and democracy more broadly in casting votes in the elections for her institution this week. In a statement published by the Coimbra Group of long-established multidisciplinary European universities, Roberta Metsola warned: “While academic oppression is nothing new, what has evolved are the methods by which academic freedom and institutional autonomy are being curtailed in a globalised digital world…It is a broader problem of manipulating knowledge.”

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