Academic fury over order to study the big society

“Academics will study the ‘big society’ as a priority, following a deal with the government to secure funding from cuts. The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) will spend a ‘significant’ amount of its funding on the prime minister’s vision for the country, after a government ‘clarification’ of the Haldane principle – a convention that for 90 years has protected the right of academics to decide where research funds should be spent …” (more)

[Daniel Boffey, Observer, 27 March]

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