Crusty dons should be more modern

October 11, 2002

Academics should spin themselves as vibrant rather than crusty, a seminar will hear next week.

Peter Scott, vice-chancellor of Kingston University, will speak at the first of a series of seminars organised by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Society for Research into Higher Education.

He told The THES that universities and colleges should present themselves as amenable to modernisation. He said: "Higher education does not talk the language of modernisation. We do suffer because we seem very pretentious. It would be better if we did not get on our high horse so very much."

Please login or register to read this article

Register to continue

Get a month's unlimited access to THE content online. Just register and complete your career summary.

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