Whole-Of-University Promotion Of Social Capital, Health And Development

Instead of continuing the production of individuals geared towards narrow self-interest and personal gain, Poznan Declaration sets out to begin the change towards a more holistic approach and the promotion of an “enlightened self-interest”, of the importance of social trust and ethical behavior in an attempt to promote social capital. 

Never before has “the welfare of nations [been] so closely linked to the quality and outreach of their higher education systems and institutions”(UNESCO 2003). This declaration asks universities to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of core values in the areas of ethics, transparency and anti-corruption. These may be values of democracy, equality, legality, objectivity, integrity and freedom of opinion and information.