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News round-up: DECEMBER 2021

Our news round-up has changed! CDBU will now be curating a monthly news round-up with more in-depth articles about higher education and related topics. If you come across a piece you feel should be included in the round-up, please email us at cdbupress@gmail.com....

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Thinking about Higher Education

Words by Ronald Barnett, Emeritus Professor of Higher Education, University College London.  Can we really think about higher education?   To what extent are there spaces in universities for collective thinking about higher education?   And to the extent...

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News round-up:

THE LATEST CDBU NEWS: – New on the CDBU blog: 'Getting off the back foot – and taking the offensive' Words by Peter Scott, CDBU Trustee, Emeritus Professor of Higher Education Studies at the UCL Institute of Education and former Vice-Chancellor of Kingston...

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The Interdependence of Academic Freedom and Protest

Words by Dr Heather McKnight, founder of the social enterprise Magnetic Ideals and Doctor of Legal Studies. In 1970, the Commission on Academic Freedom and the Law (CAFL) released research exposing changes in how universities were using the law: a discontinuity that...

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Getting off the back foot – and taking the offensive

Words by Peter Scott, CDBU Trustee, Emeritus Professor of Higher Education Studies at the UCL Institute of Education and former Vice-Chancellor of Kingston University.  Universities are not popular – with politicians. They are very popular with the hundreds of...

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News round-up: UCU strikes loom as union poised to ballot

NEW ON THE CDBU BLOGCDBU launches new blog series on Academic Freedom! If you would like to contribute, please email pitches to cdbupress@gmail.com. On the Nature of Academic Freedom – CDBU, Professor Dr. Peter-André Alt, 05/10/21 At its core, the autonomy of...

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Academic Freedom Blog Series #1

'On the Nature of Academic Freedom' Kindly contributed by Professor Dr. Peter-André Alt, President of the German Rectors' Conference. Adapted from a speech given at the CDBU AGM. In early May, the German Rectors’ Conference published two statements. And although both...

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New Blog Series on Academic Freedom Launching Today!

[Image Description: Blue graphic with an image of a yellow megaphone. The text reads: 'The Council for the Defence of British Universities is pleased to announce a new blog series on the subject of academic freedom. We will be publishing regular blogs on the workings...

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