Daigaku Hunso No Shakaigaku. Pari Gogatsu Kakumei Iko No Ohbei No Daigaku Wa Ikani Henkaku Sareta ka (Sociologie van de onrust aan de universiteiten; hoe werden de universiteiten in Europa en de USA gereformeerd na de mei-revolutie in Parijs?) pages:151-195-565-573
When a wave of student agitation swept through the Western European universities in 1968 and 1969, Belgium did not escape. Fights with the police and the occupation of university buildings were familiar sights at some of the Belgian universities. Although this agitation had to a large extent the same objectives as in the neighbouring countries, namely the `democratisation of the universities', one element was different: in Lou¬vain, the Flemish students supported and encouraged by the Flemish teachers protested against the presence of a French-speaking university in the Flemish town; they also opposed the amalgamation of the Flemish and Walloonian sections of the university under a single university govern-ment.
This chapter describes the situation of the Belgian universities during the student revolts in the 1960s, and the policy of the government, universities and students searching for a solution for the fierce opposition of students against the traditional university.