The Global Center for Advanced Studies (GCAS) Partnerships
At its core, education is about the open and shared collaboration of knowledge, ideas, and research for the mutual benefit of all human beings. GCAS’ mission is to open and distribute knowledge in a democratic, publicly responsible manner. Although this may sound ideal, and it is, there are however objective neoliberal patent “privatizing” laws such as the Bayh-Dole Act (USA-1980), which have had detrimental effects on research development and distribution. In particular, these neoliberal laws have had major damaging impacts on developing countries as well as public use and benefit of research and the development of knowledge.
An outcome of privatizing knowledge is the creation of radically unequal distribution of wealthy that corresponds with the cordoning off of beneficial knowledge from people who can benefit from innovations. GCAS aims to change that through the our global network of partnerships…
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