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Author: Robert Peters

Abstract

A brief sketch is given of the changing interpretation of Academic Freedom at the universities in The Netherlands during the last half of the twentieth century, by discussing the discoveries of electroreception in catfish, Ameiurus nebulosus, and dogfish, Scyliorhinus canicula. It is concluded that science is no longer hypothesis-driven, but money-driven. Whereas innovation and discoveries belong typically to the domain of the individual scientist and flourish in a bottom-up organisation, the funding agencies of today advocate a top-down approach to stimulate creativity. Apparently the resultant institutionalization has not the desired result.

In: Animal Biology
In: Cultural Heritage, Cultural Rights, Cultural Diversity
This book addresses key developments in higher education and research policy over the past decade. The authors pay particular attention to policy changes in New Zealand following the formation of a Labour-Alliance coalition government in 1999. From 1999 to 2008, a version of ‘Third Way’ politics has been applied in the New Zealand context. A key government goal has been to advance New Zealand as a ‘knowledge society and economy’, and education at the tertiary level has been seen as crucial in achieving this. Neoliberalism, Higher Education and Research considers the relationship between neoliberalism and the Third Way, discusses international trends in knowledge capitalism, examines performance-based research funding, critiques the rhetoric of ‘quality’ and ‘relevance’ in recent higher education policy, and assesses possibilities for critical citizenship and intellectual life in the 21st century. Much can be learned from the New Zealand experience in reflecting on policy developments in other countries, and this book will be of interest to all who ponder the future of knowledge and education in a globalised world.
In: Neoliberalism, Higher Education and Research
In: Neoliberalism, Higher Education and Research
In: Neoliberalism, Higher Education and Research
In: Neoliberalism, Higher Education and Research
In: Neoliberalism, Higher Education and Research
In: Neoliberalism, Higher Education and Research
In: Neoliberalism, Higher Education and Research