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QA Newsroom Vol. 6, The Humanities. Do they need to be useful?
May 22, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Anyone who has not been living in a cave for the last few years, will have noticed that the humanites is currently under siege. Politicians and governments worldwide increasingly demand that investments in education must lead to economic growth. Does this mean the death of the university as we know it? If you were to ask Terry Eagleton his answer would be yes. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2010/dec/17/death-universities-malaise-tuition-fees
What policy makers seemingly is not getting is that education is not for profit, rather, it is for people and their freedom of thought. https://spectator.org/60752_defense-liberal-arts/
So what does this mean for the societies we live in, and the societies we want to live in? Lets talk about that!