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Governments shouldn't be able to censor research results they don't like

Kypros Kypri, University of Newcastle

Government departments and agencies routinely commission research to help them understand and respond to health, social and other problems. We expect such research to be impartial and unbiased. 912 more words


Goodbye academia?

Bettina Rösler is a casual researcher and university tutor. She completed her PhD thesis, “Reimagining Cultural Diplomacy through Cosmopolitan Linkages: Australian Artists-in-Residence in Asia”, at the Institute for Culture and Society (University of Western Sydney) in 2015. 1,356 more words

Research Culture

On Tutoring and Border Policing

Four Corners recently aired an ‘expose’ of the Australian university system: a report purportedly focused on the increased profit focus and subsequent academic erosion of the tertiary sector that instead had more to say about the border than about capital. 1,410 more words


The Two Tier Future of Employment in UK Higher Education

Please note the update at the end which I added a few hours after posting this.

From discussion of TeachHigher at the last meeting of the University of Warwick’s Board of Graduate Studies: 875 more words

Too Big To Ignore

The Penalty Rate Debate is nothing new.

There will always be a small percentage of employers who do not believe they should pay their workers any more than minimum wage. 570 more words


Precarious philosophy

The casualisation of teaching in the UK Higher Education sector has been on the increase for a good few years. More and more teaching is been done by people on short-term contracts, often on an hourly-paid basis. 1,079 more words