Letter: The Cambridge train 1

March 15, 2002

Malcolm Grant writes admiringly of universities that place a premium on central leadership and that have central control over resources, but as a pro vice-chancellor he would, wouldn't he ("The world won't wait for us", Soapbox, THES , March 8)?

He suggests that diversity, democracy and decentralisation may prove fatal.

Does he believe that Cambridge is a train that is to be made to run on time?

The doctors responsible for bringing on the illness affecting our governance have so far prescribed an eye-catching quack remedy rather than one designed to tackle our real problems.

Stephen Cowley
University of Cambridge

You've reached your article limit.

Register to continue

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments
Register

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments