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Universities are more like sports clubs than businesses

Universities are more like sports clubs than businesses

Universities are beleaguered institutions in many parts of the world. They are regularly criticised for providing poor value for money to the students, industries and countries they purport to serve. The follow-up to this criticism (much of which is clearly unfair and over the top) is to repeat the mantra that “universities should act like businesses”. The […] … learn more→

The best academics make the best heads of department

The best academics make the best heads of department

Many academics feel privileged to be working in a university. “Knowledge workers” like us, it is often said, are intrinsically motivated: driven by the internal rewards of their work. This contrasts with those who might be more motivated by extrinsic factors, such as pay or other awards. But, as we all know, even the most […] … learn more→