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University Autonomy

Who is afraid of university autonomy? Scholars have nothing to lose but their chains.

The government’s decision  to code autonomy to 62 higher education institutions that have  all met  the highest national standards for educational quality in learning outcomes has generated a range of responses.

University Autonomy

Vesting decisions about course design and content with scholars recognises their expertise, trusts their capacity to judge what is important enough in their field and respects their depth of discipline knowledge.