Advocacy Subbie

In general, discussion about students’ rights is shy. Yet, it is an empirical observation that
universities, the physical structure of higher education, are, in general, beacons of cooperation, reason, freedom and respect for diversity and pluralism, the foundations of a
healthy scientific community, which suggests that it is there that lies the greatest
responsability for setting a standard of respect for human dignity and cooperation towards
common good, mainly through scientific and technological development.

The observance of respect towards our rights as students is the basis for our development as scientists, in general, and physicists, in particular, as the apprehension of knowledge cannot go properly without just and favorable conditions, which we must defend and claim from decision-makers, starting with university administrations up to government officials.

It is, therefore, of utmost importance that we build a network of physics students, in
cooperation with students from other areas of human endeavour, interested in contributing for our fundamental rights, as students, to proper, well-funded and affordable higher education and scientific research to be upheld wherever they are already broadly
acknowledged and developed wherever they are yet to be recognised.

If you have an interest in participating in the Students’ Rights Subbie, please send an e-mail to duarte.graca@iaps.info, with your CV and answers to the following questions:

  1. Why are you interested in the subject off students’ rights?
  2. How do you think IAPS, through this sub-committee, can contribute to the students’ rights movement?
  3. How much free time, per week, do you have on average?
  4. What are the biggest issues your student community faces regarding students’ rights?

These questions serve the purpose of making the distribution of tasks more effective.

For more information, do not hesitate in contacting me directly!
Duarte Graça
duarte.graca@iaps.info
General Member