university occupations in austria

Photo: Jacqueline Brändli

Since last week students are occupying Austria’s largest university in Vienna to protest against the marketisation of education in Austria. They demand anti-discrimination agreements, democratisation of universities, less restrictions in the curriculum and a change to emancipatory research and teaching. The occupation has received international support and also spread to other Austrian universities. You can listen to the speech Alex Callinicos gave to the occupiers here.


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