Supporting Terrorism Online
23 June 2021
A higher education reform bill threatens a high degree of institutional autonomy that Slovak universities have always enjoyed. However, the absence of efficient quality control mechanisms means that universities can become a breeding ground for all sorts of impostors, conspiracy theorists, and disinformation agents.
The Slovak academic community is divided over the new reform bill. Some argue that involving the state in running the universities is an unacceptable infringement on academic freedoms. A public campaign against the so-called ‘politicisation’ of education is in full swing.