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Are Universities concerned more about finance than academia?

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Why bother with a post grad course - waste of time? 17-10-2016
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    University of Huddersfield slammed by judge on tax avoidance scheme

    "The university has now been left humiliated by three senior judges, who described its bid to save more than £600,000 in VAT as “abusive from the outset”"

    “it gave bogus answers”


    One of the comments in the above article states that nowadays unis are more concerned about finance matters than academia.

    "Some years ago, universities were places of learning and research. Now they have been turned into competing businesses and appear to be run to make a profit by accountants and those who's concern seems to be purely financial, rather than academic." Comments taken from Huddersfield Examiner.

    If you look at the salary of a typical Vice Chancellor below this begins to make some sense.

    What are your thoughts on this?


    Depends on the university, Cambridge or russell groups are more focussed on academia I would say, then perhaps the Old Polytechnics that have turned into Unis seem to be after money more but still want a decent standard of academia to interest students to join and to get more funding I think.
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