ACADEMIASG EDITORIAL — If there is no gap between stated policy and actual practice, we would expect university administrators, bureaucrats, and political leaders to be fully and enthusiastically forthcoming in responding to the points that academics have raised through our study.
The Government has promised that FICA will not obstruct normal academic activity. Its statements do not allay such fears completely.
ACADEMIASG EDITORIAL — The proposed law will complicate academic collaborations and deepen self-censorship while weakening universities’ resistance against malign interference.
There are many things scholars cannot do, but building vocabularies and frameworks is a core part of our work. Recent developments are good reminders that ideas are slow-moving things with unpredictable trajectories.
Academics are repeatedly encouraged to contribute to the scholarship and to make a wider social impact. Most of AcademiaSG’s efforts so far have focused on the latter, defending and growing the space for academics to play a more public role (see our year-end report card below). But interlocutors within the academy are important, too. The […]
Academics often bear bad tidings. Our critical analyses focus on the problematic. Yet we are often deeply idealistic about the potential for ameliorative change offered up by the systematic and sustained pursuit of knowledge. Knowledge can improve lives, enhance wellbeing and expand freedoms. The standard model requires those who want to learn to come to […]
18 April 2020 FROM THE EDITORS It’s only April, but 2020 feels like a different universe from 2019. The locking down of the world’s population—unimaginable just months ago—has forged a shared reality and trauma. In this collective trauma, we seem to also witness a moment of heightened consciousness—that we have been living in great injustice, […]