Academics fear the value of knowledge for its own sake is diminishing

“A climate of ‘anti-intellectualism’, faltering levels of trust in ‘experts’ and an era of ‘post-truth’ provides a rather dreary depiction of the state of academia today. Compound this with the reorganisation of higher education – where universities are run more like businesses – along with the politics of austerity, and it may be little surprise that the sector is said to be in crisis …” (more)

[Jennifer Chubb, The Conversation, 19 June]

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