Academics are in the crosshairs of the populists

Posted in Governance and administration on November 26th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“What could be the connection between a pub in rural Galway, populism and higher education? First the pub. On a recent evening I enjoyed a conversation there with five local farmers – men in their 60s. The recent legislation relating to drink and drive was a hot topic …” (more)

[Tom Boland, Irish Times, 25 November]

Tags: ,

Populism poses ‘major threat’ to autonomy of universities

Posted in Governance and administration on November 9th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Populism poses a major threat to research and the autonomy of universities, a conference has heard. The first ever Irish Postgraduate Research Conference heard of how jurisdictions such as Hungary have stopped universities offering courses in gender studies to help end the ‘domination of leftist intellectuals’ …” (more)

[Barry O’Rourke, Irish Times, 9 November]

Tags: , , , ,