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Formal launch of Defend the University

The joint SIPTU and IFUT charter for action against the corporatization of Irish universities was formally launched yesterday (November 25th). The Defend the University event at Buswell’s Hotel in Dublin was addressed by Ronnie Munck of the DCU SIPTU Section Committee, … Continue reading

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Video: First Defend the University forum at DCU

Staff from DCU, Trinity College and UCD, along with students, were among a strong attendance at the first Defend the University event on October 23rd.

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Destroying public universities: a 12-step programme

A succinct plan of action for the global shift to turn universities into private businesses is provided here by the US’s Chronicle of Higher Education. It seems that some on this side of the Atlantic already have the manual.

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Universities as bootcamps for profit

Not all economists are of the opinion that the role of the university is solely to serve the interests of employers in the so-called knowledge economy. Here, Brian M. Lucey and Charles Larkin write about the takeover of Irish universities … Continue reading

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