Articles by Martin Aidnik

Academics come out on strike against austerity in Estonia

In this article originally written for OpenDemocracy-Russia, you will learn of the warning strikes taking place this summer at Estonian universities. Recent academic strikes in Tartu and Tallinn show that staff in Estonian universities have the determination to fight for a long overdue increase in funding. Thestrikesat Estonia’s two centres of higher education and research were a direct response to a state budget announcement in which the higher education sector was once again sidelined. This kind of display of collective unity is remarkable in the highly individualistic Estonian academy. Given that grassroots ..