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How the teachers-researchers of the Pharmacy and Biochemistry at the University of Buenos Aires perceive the university autonomy

Rikap, C. ORCID: 0000-0003-4153-4490 (2017). How the teachers-researchers of the Pharmacy and Biochemistry at the University of Buenos Aires perceive the university autonomy. Revista Iberoamericana de Educacion Superior, 8(23), pp. 138-162. doi: 10.22201/iisue.20072872e.2017.23.3015

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to analyze the validity of the university autonomy concept at the University of Buenos Aires (uba) facing the opening of new links between research and capital companies. To do so, three dimensions of this autonomy can be observed (corporative autonomy, autonomy of reason and financial autonomy). The authors suggest that the financial autonomy is currently the most valuable one and that the attempts to reach it has oriented the uba to produce for the market, routing the research to meet private demands that put at risk the autonomy of reason. The authors also maintain that the crisis of representation experienced by its government bodies has transformed the corporative autonomy into a necessity shield for reduced groups. Based on in-depth interviews carried out to teachers-researchers in one of its research faculties, the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, the authors study the way in which those dimensions of the university autonomy are perceived and try to find out whether those risks show up in their perceptions or not.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: higher education, university autonomy, academic liberty, self-governance, role of the State, Argentina
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > International Politics
Date available in CRO: 09 Dec 2021 09:41
Date deposited: 9 December 2021
Date of acceptance: 19 April 2016
Date of first online publication: 15 September 2018
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/27184
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