Ethical forum to discuss the use of the English language in higher education

September 15, 2003

Brussels, 12 Sep 2003

The university foundation of Belgium is organising an ethical forum entitled 'Go English? What language for higher education in 21st century Europe', under the patronage of EU Research Commissioner Philippe Busquin and Education and Culture Commissioner, Viviane Reding. It will take place on 16 October in Brussels.

The English language has become the unofficial language of scientific publication throughout the world, although students at all levels continue to be taught in their own language.

Mindful of the growing pressure to produce curricula in English, the forum will assess the present situation and the underlying trends as regards the language regime in European higher education, and reflect on the values at stake and how they should guide policy in this area, whether at the level of departments, universities, governments or European institutions.

For further information, please contact:
Fondation universitaire,
rue d'Egmont 11,
Brussels 1000
Tel: +32 2 545 04 20
Fax: +32 2 513 64 11
E-mail: fu.us@skynet.be
http://www.fondationuniversitaire.be/en/ forum2.php

CORDIS RTD-NEWS / © European Communities

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