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Prof. Milena Dragićević Šešić

Faculty of Dramatic Arts, University of Arts

Speech title:Ethical Challenges in the Era of Academic Capitalism:  Mission of Critically Engaged University

Abstract:Today New Public Management demands from universities to become entrepreneurial organizations according to criteria that are formulated by capitalism as global social formation. Thus, contemporary university might be analyzed as the institution of academic capitalism. That limits spaces of university autonomy as well as its critically engaged functions as its main tasks are to educate new generations of graduates according to employability defined by labor market. At the same time university has to become competitive on the global market of university programs and services thus achieving its own sustainability, efficiency of management but also profitability that would endorse investment in new hubs and laboratories and research that is demanded by corporations or political authorities. 


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Assoc.Prof. FROILAN D. MOBO

Philippine Merchant Marine Academy – Research Department


Speech title:Studying Social Sciences Using Learning Management Systems

Abstract: Today New Public Management demands from universities to become entrepreneurial organizations according to criteria that are formulated by capitalism as global social formation. Thus, contemporary university might be analyzed as the institution of academic capitalism. That limits spaces of university autonomy as well as its critically engaged functions as its main tasks are to educate new generations of graduates according to employability defined by labor market. At the same time university has to become competitive on the global market of university programs and services thus achieving its own sustainability, efficiency of management but also profitability that would endorse investment in new hubs and laboratories and research that is demanded by corporations or political authorities. 


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Assoc.Prof. Qun Liu

Humanities College, Shanghai Institute of Technology


Speech title:Social work and the construction of psycho-social service system

Abstract: It is a new era that socialism with Chinese characteristics has entered. The main contradictions in our society have been transformed into contradictions between the people's growing needs for a better life and the development of inadequate imbalances. We have strengthened the construction of a social psychological service system, fostering self-esteem, self-confidence, rationality, and positiveness. The upward social mentality is related to the people living and working in peace and contentment, the social stability and order, and the long-term stability of the country. How to improve the mental health service and education system and mechanism in China's mega-city, expand new ways to prevent and intervene mental health? How to explore the comprehensive service work network of mental health and its development possibilities? How to prevent the mental problems of mega cities ? This study mainly focus on the impact of social support factors on the mental health in a social ecology perspective. It is hoped that a comprehensive optimization, full participation, clear responsibility and function will be constructed. A social psychological service system that complements and communicates with each other.