Dr. Gwilym Croucher Featured in University World News Article
Dr Gwilym Croucher is a 2017-18 Fulbright Victorian Postdoctoral Scholar. While at the Center for Studies in Higher Education as a Visiting Scholar, Dr. Croucher examined the increasing politicization of science and the ongoing reality of cuts to research funding, focusing on the implications for future university based research. His commentary was recently featured in a University World News Report entitled, "Concern is growing over threats to fundamental research in the United States."
Concern is growing over threats to fundamental research in the United States
In Commentary, Gwilym Croucher says US universities and their advocates are increasingly concerned about the hostility shown by the United States federal administration to science, and will need to step up their efforts to restate their science mission to avert this threat to fundamental research. Patrick Thaddeus Jackson argues that the current focus on teaching facts and skills crowds out the cultivation of judgment, which is what students need to deal with the ‘unknown unknowns’ of the future. And Damtew Teferra says the Continental Education Strategy for Africa – unlike the Sustainable Development Goals – places higher education firmly at the centre of the continent’s development, where it belongs.
Brendan O’Malley – Managing Editor