Mirko Tobias Schäfer / Assistant Professor
University of Utrecht Department for Media and Culture Studies

Academia

Date April 2012 / Category News

An institutionalised pledge in order to prevent academic fraud is useless when the entire institution is undermined by policy makers, crippled through bureaucracy and damaged by unacademic leaders. Such a pledge is as valuable as a hasty vow in a Las Vegas drive-through wedding chapel. Restoring academia's autonomy and fostering traditional academic values, however, might be a good start.

Tags academia Opinion

Date March 2012 / Category News

Many scholars struggle with the latest budget cuts and the autocratic management that has removed students and teaching staff from participating in decision making processes. If we would actively get involved by investing into our university, we might regain some influence.

Tags academia crowdfunding Opinion

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