Sabbatical values

Ireland“As I wrote yesterday, right now I am in the United States on vacation. In fact, almost exactly 25 years ago I was in Americas for the first time ever. At that time I was doing research for a book, which was about comparative industrial relations law and practice. My original intention was to cover Ireland, the United Kingdom and Germany in my study, but the publishers felt the book would sell better if I also included the United States. My then Head of Department agreed, and secured for me a term of sabbatical leave so that I could travel to the US to do the necessary work there. And so, in mid-1984, I travelled to Berkeley in California, and for the next while I stayed there with the Institute of Industrial Relations …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 8 August]

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