Universities do not exist ‘to produce students who are useful’, President says

Ireland“President Michael D Higgins has warned that the capacity of universities to provide a ‘moral space’ for discussion is being eroded at a time of growing political populism. Mr Higgins, who was opening a celebration of Trinity College Dublin’s College Historical Debating Society, said ‘universities are not there merely to produce students who are useful’ …” (more)

[Jack Horgan-Jones, Irish Times, 2 March]

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One Response to “Universities do not exist ‘to produce students who are useful’, President says”

  1. D Says:

    It’s also not their mission to create activists Mike.

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