Archive for neoliberalism

Another empty election

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 23 March 2011 by Steve

“Last night we attended one of the many hustings (‘debates’) taking place for the election of the new Provost of Trinity College. Unfortunately there is no debate. All the candidates accept that the state should no longer provide free and equal education (because the government has decided the banks and bondholders are more important) …” (more)

[The provisional university, 23 March]

New Labour’s Assault on Higher Education: the end of ‘universitas’ and ‘educere’?

Posted in research with tags , , on 16 May 2009 by Steve

UK“This week George Monbiot posted a warning in the Guardian about a dynamic that some academics have been denouncing for two years. Monbiot revealed the extent to which research in British universities is being co-opted by private corporations, with the active support of the New Labour government via the research councils. While the research councils are playing an important role in this process, there are other ways and levels in which the cancer of neoliberalism is spreading throughout the sector …” (more)

[EcoLogics, 14 May]