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Unions concerned over abuse of racism researchers
Unions representing employees in the University of Eastern Finland are concerned over external pressures aimed at restricting their research into racism and multiculturalism.
They say the University must have a visible role in combating racism. In a joint statement, the unions state an internationally orientated university should be concerned over increasing racism and a toughening of attitudes in eastern Finland.
Basic values such as academic freedom and justice presuppose that teachers and researchers must be able to actively participate in society.
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