‘Quick payoffs wrong path’ for education: Harvard Head calls for long view

“The focus on higher education as a fundamental engine of economic growth can distort our understanding of all that universities should and must be, the president of Harvard University cautioned yesterday. In an address to the Royal Irish Academy, Dr Drew Faust said this could devalue research investigation that may not yield immediate payoffs or solve concrete problems …” (more)

[Sean Flynn, Irish Times, 1 July]

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