New Labour’s Assault on Higher Education: the end of ‘universitas’ and ‘educere’?

UK“This week George Monbiot posted a warning in the Guardian about a dynamic that some academics have been denouncing for two years. Monbiot revealed the extent to which research in British universities is being co-opted by private corporations, with the active support of the New Labour government via the research councils. While the research councils are playing an important role in this process, there are other ways and levels in which the cancer of neoliberalism is spreading throughout the sector …” (more)

[EcoLogics, 14 May]

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