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Entries Tagged as 'Queen Mary'

In which Simon Gaskell, of Queen Mary, University of London, makes a cock-up

August 16th, 2012 · 11 Comments

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The row about redundancies firings at Queen Mary rumbles on.

I’ve already written about it twice in Is Queen Mary University of London trying to commit scientific suicide?, and in Queen Mary, University of London in The Times. Does Simon Gaskell care?. But wait, there is more to come.
The harm done […]

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Queen Mary, University of London in The Times. Does Simon Gaskell care?

July 30th, 2012 · 16 Comments

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A lot of people from around the world ready my last post, Is Queen Mary University of London trying to commit scientific suicide?. Nonetheless, the mainstream media reach a different audience. They are still needed. Oddly enough, the Guardian Higher Education section didn’t seem very interested. For a paper […]

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Is Queen Mary University of London trying to commit scientific suicide?

June 29th, 2012 · 74 Comments

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Academic staff are going to be fired at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). It’s possible that universities may have to contract a bit in hard times, so what’s wrong?
What’s wrong is that the victims are being selected in a way that I can describe only as insane. The criteria they use are […]

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