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Title
Les formes d’enseignements supérieurs dans les civilisations anciennes ou hors d’Europe
Session code
RT09
Date Time
Monday, August 22nd / 09.00-12.30
Organizers
Pierre Mounier-Kuhn
Place
Collegium Maius, 285
Papers
Abstract

This paper offers a global overview of the various forms of « higher education » which appeared in ancient civilizations and/or out of Europe, considering their particularities and their specific context, without linking them teleologically to the universities as they evolved since their emergence in medieval Europe. It describes the main types of institutions established from the Vth century BC in the major cultural areas : Chinese, Buddhist, Indian, Hellenic then Greek-Roman, Persian, Arabic-Muslim and finally in the Christian West. The main purpose is to provide a non-Eurocentric, longue durée background to studies on education.