Influence By Degree

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Is academic freedom at risk? Is academic integrity under threat?

Is academic freedom at risk? Is academic integrity under threat? Across the developed world, government funding for universities is drying up. That means universities are having to seek finance elsewhere.

One such model can be found in USA. US universities have been raising money from their alumni for years. Princeton University is the master at this. With only 7500 students it has a staggering endowment of over $17billion. And well over half of Princeton’s alumni donate to their old college.

Rob Broomby has been to Princeton to talk to alumni and to observe how freshmen (first year undergraduates) are absorbed into the Princeton culture, and hears concerns about how donations are changing academic priorities.

(Image: Mortarboards are thrown in the air, Credit: Getty Images)

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Is academic freedom at risk? Is academic integrity under threat?

Is academic freedom at risk? Is academic integrity under threat?Across the developed world, government funding for universities is drying up. That means universities are having to seek finance elsewhere. Rob Broomby visits UK universities where public funded universities are entering the world of raising money and examines the pitfalls they are experiencing.