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Attempt to silence staff at Lincoln University condemned

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 5:09 pm | Academic Freedom Aotearoa

Lincoln University staff received an email from the university's communications team today instructing them to not respond to media requests for comment on proposed restructuring plans. More >>

Research Funding Should "Support Academic Freedom

Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 7:01 pm | Academic Freedom Aotearoa

Academic Freedom Aotearoa supports the minister’s desire to place "a higher value on research that meets user needs", but we are concerned that those who offer "research funds and contract research" will have their needs met ... More >>

Changes to university councils will harm academic freedom

Tuesday, 11 February 2014, 4:41 pm | Academic Freedom Aotearoa

Who governs our universities is of crucial importance to all New Zealanders, because it affects the ability of academics to speak up on controversial issues, says Academic Freedom Aotearoa. More >>

Research funding changes threaten academic freedom

Friday, 4 October 2013, 4:52 pm | Academic Freedom Aotearoa

The government’s plans to make commercial research the top priority for universities is a threat to Their mission and undermines academic freedom says Dr Sandra Grey, co-chair of the newly founded Academic Freedom Aotearoa. More >>

New watchdog group protects academic freedom

Tuesday, 1 October 2013, 4:15 pm | Academic Freedom Aotearoa

Academic freedom is crucial to a strong democracy says Professor Jack Heinemann, co-chair of a soon to be launched group of academics out to defend academic freedom. More >>


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