is professor of English and of Comparative Literature in the University of Warwick. He is the author of many books, including For the University: Democracy and the Future of the Institution (Bloomsbury Academic), freely available under Creative Commons. He is currently writing a book called The World, the University, the Citizen.
Higher education cuts in the UK are hijacking the pursuit of knowledge. The perception has become entrenched that the role of academics is to serve business and do whatever the government decides is necessary for the economy, writes Thomas Docherty.[Lithuanian version added] [more]