The paper discusses the role of Universities, as key institutions aiming at social change and development, in the context of Development Cooperation in health. Universities serve not only as centres of production, reproduction and implementation of scientific knowledge. They are also integral part of the society in which they work and with which they entertain, more or less explicitly, a 'social contract' governing their mutual relations. the role of international health development cooperation for the university cannot be regarded simply as one of the functions within a generic process of international co-operation between the University of the North and South of the world or a sort of exotic appendix mostly intended as flagship projects meant to embellish academic institutions. Universities adopting a development cooperation approach in its fullest meaning, especially in the global health field, should aim at enriching humanly and academically the people who participate in this effort and the structures that compose it. Solidarity, human rights and social justice should be powerful hallmarks.

GLOBAL HEALTH GOVERNANCE, HEALTHY SYSTEMS AND DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION

MISSONI, EDUARDO;
2014

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The paper discusses the role of Universities, as key institutions aiming at social change and development, in the context of Development Cooperation in health. Universities serve not only as centres of production, reproduction and implementation of scientific knowledge. They are also integral part of the society in which they work and with which they entertain, more or less explicitly, a 'social contract' governing their mutual relations. the role of international health development cooperation for the university cannot be regarded simply as one of the functions within a generic process of international co-operation between the University of the North and South of the world or a sort of exotic appendix mostly intended as flagship projects meant to embellish academic institutions. Universities adopting a development cooperation approach in its fullest meaning, especially in the global health field, should aim at enriching humanly and academically the people who participate in this effort and the structures that compose it. Solidarity, human rights and social justice should be powerful hallmarks.
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Imagining Cultures of Cooperation - Proceedings of the III CUCS Congress, Turin 19-21 September 2013
Missoni, Eduardo; Angelo, Stefanini; Paola, Brusa
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