JONATHAN JANSEN | UCT: How did we stray from the simple principle of right and wrong?
Academic values that have been upheld by the university for more than a century are now under threat
How does a university fall apart? Our research points to a simple and consistent finding: when the leadership of an institution violates its own rules with respect to academic governance. This is the single most important threat to the academic standing and reputation of what until now has been the continent’s leading research university. Of course, I am talking about the troubling events at the University of Cape Town over the past few weeks...
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