Tag Archives: Academic freedom

Fate of ‘porno’ answers unclear

Fate of ‘porno’ answers unclear  | BERNARD LANE | The Australian Higher Education | 19 March, 2014

A QUEENSLAND University has refused to say whether it has kept details of high profile public intellectuals who were asked to reveal their experiences of pornography.


Cleared but under a cloud, lecturer ignites freedom row

Cleared but under a cloud, lecturer ignites freedom row | Hannah Fearn | Times Higher Education  | 20 May 2010

Academic caused offence by showing a paper on bats’ sexual practices. A lecturer who has been ordered to undergo two years of “monitoring” after showing a female colleague a paper about oral sex among fruit bats has challenged the president of his university to a debate on the limits of academic freedom.


What is freedom? Choosing your v-c

Rebecca Attwood, Times Higher Education

Proposal is key part of plan for European ‘Magna Charta’ on scholars’ rights. Academics would be given the right to appoint their own vice-chancellors under plans for a Europe-wide definition of academic freedom.



Purdah imposed on vote-sensitive work

Melanie Newman, Times Higher Education

Academics are facing attempts to silence them during election periods to ensure that their research does not pollute the political process.