A Nature correspondence letter laments
Universities are experiencing a crisis of purpose, focus and content, rooted in a fundamental confusion about all three. The crisis is all the more visible as their pace of social, intellectual and technological change falls increasingly out of step with that outside. Furthermore, universities are largely reactive where they should be visionary and critical.
Of course, that’s right – how to study “biology”? What’s should be purpose, content and focus? Maybe that’s easier with “medicine” Continue reading A crisis of purpose, focus and content