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Emphasising financial value of degrees 'threatens arts and humanities'

Mis à jour : 22 Oct 2011

Cambridge vice-chancellor warns 'purer disciplines' may lose out to vocational courses which directly translate into salary benefits

The Guardian, Wednesday 19 october 2011

Jeevan Vasagar

The increasing emphasis being placed on the financial value of a degree threatens the future of arts and humanities research, according to the vice-chancellor of Cambridge university.

The "purer disciplines" are in danger of losing out to more vocational courses which directly translate into salary benefits, Sir Leszek Borysiewicz warned. Read more...