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Academics generally work either teaching or researching in universities or colleges.

Decreasing independence

“In academic institutions, freedom of thought and expression is in retreat in many areas. Administrators of universities have become top-down representatives of government, rather than defenders of the independence of their institutions. Funding is sought from corporations as well as governments: "market forces" is a euphemism for conformity to corporate demands.”
Ivo Mosley (2013)  [1]


 

Office Holders on Wikispooks

NameFromToDescription
Maria de GoeijApril 2018Deleted this piece of history from her LinkedIn. Now called "thinktank" and having no resignation date.
Johanna MöhringNovember 2013Also programme director
Joris Voorhoeve2011
Christopher Kojm2007
Robbie SuttonNovember 2001July 2005
Robbie SuttonFebruary 2000October 2001
John Lough19891995
James Sherr19862008International Relations
Phillip Karber1978
Richard McCormack19751977
Michael Boskin1970
Chris Donnelly19691973
Isaiah Berlin19571967
Alfred Grosser19551992
Hans Zetterberg19531964
Carl Burckhardt19321937

 

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John le CarréBig Pharma is also engaged in the deliberate seduction of the medical profession, country by country, worldwide. It is spending a fortune on influencing, hiring and purchasing academic judgement to a point where, in a few years' time, if Big Pharma continues unchecked on its present happy path, unbought medical opinion will be hard to find.”John le Carré
Dan Kovalik“I make $3,000 for my 3-credit course, sometimes teaching over 50 students in my class at one time. In turn, these students pay between $36,000 and $46,000 in tuition a year, depending on their state residency. Averaging this out to $40,000 a year on tuition, and assuming students take around 30 credits a year, I figure out that for my class of 50, the school brings in a total of $100,000 and gives me $3,000 of that. In other words, while I make a very meager pay, and absolutely no benefits, the Law School is making a hefty profit - a profit that is sucked up by the growing class of administrators and by the few tenured faculty left. Pretty nice for an allegedly nonprofit institution.”Dan Kovalik2021
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