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Waiting for the work crisis in academia

Maybe academics are like a small number of other hard-wired vocations, such as the priesthood. In the absurdist drama Waiting For Godot two men wait for someone called Godot, but it turns out they admit they wouldn’t know him if ...

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10 reasons

There are many reasons why most of us should be cautious about vouchers. By Professor Stephen Parker. The introduction of vouchers in higher education by a Labor government would have major political risks, may lead to an increase in the ...

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The ethics of accepting funding contributions

The high moral ground on corporate donations for university research can look unassailable. But Stephen Parker has other ideas.     For nearly 20 years, governments have given the clearest indication that they are not willing to stump up all ...

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