Universities must safeguard intellectual vitality

“… What is really at stake here is that an old egalitarian ideal of the republic of knowledge is being perverted. It is not the ingredient of competition but the elements of fear and control that are being introduced here and which are absolutely detrimental to any pursuit of knowledge. In the context of higher education and in the pursuit of knowledge, fear and control mean the end of any intelligent undertaking …” (more)

[Andreas Hess, Irish Times, 10 February]

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