Warning on language cuts

UK“A new report on university languages serves as a stark warning of what is at stake if something is not done about their decline. It comes amid concerns of cuts to several high-profile university language departments and a government review of the health of higher education language research and teaching, due in September. What is at stake? British scholarship’s international reputation, the marginalisation of researchers, the country’s competitive edge and its ability to tackle serious global challenges, according to the British Academy’s report, to be launched tomorrow …” (more)

[Anthea Lipsett, Guardian, 2 June]

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