Academics say planned Ramsay Centre-funded degree is aimed at undermining their autonomy

Staff at the University of Sydney say the objectives of the Ramsay Centre are “incompatible” with academic autonomy and believe the university leadership’s attempt to come to an agreement over the centre’s mooted western civilisation degree are misguided.

This week the university’s vice-chancellor, Michael Spence, wrote to the head of the National Tertiary Education Union’s Sydney branch, Kurt Iveson, responding to concerns about negotiations with the Ramsay Centre.

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