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Academic Freedom: Impressions of Australian Social Scientists

Kayrooz, Carole; Preston, Paul


This article reinterprets a recentexploratory study of the academic freedom ofAustralian social scientists in an increasinglycommercialised university environment. Thestudy revealed that academics are experiencingseveral conditions that undermine academicfreedom: the intensification of work at theexpense of quality; pressure to choose 'safe'research topics; the erosion of intellectualcapital and student standards; and increasingcorporate governance. We position thesefindings within the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Minerva: a review of science, learning and policy
DOI: 10.1023/A:1020925721453


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