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Historical Burdens of Turkish Universities

During the long period of Ottoman rule, institutions of tertiary education were considered to be the same as Islamic Schools. However, during the phase of modernisation, these institutions did not fulfil any functions. Institutions of tertiary education comparable to those in Europe were first established …

“Mandatory attendance, farewell!”

Recently, the ASTA (German Students’ Union) of the University of Duisburg-Essen ran a front-page headline, reading “Mandatory attendance, farewell!” (“Adieu, Anwesenheitspflicht”). If one believes ASTA representatives, their victory bears comparison with the enforcement of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen during the French Revolution.

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