Reclaiming Academia from Post-academia
Moriarty, Philip (2008) Reclaiming Academia from Post-academia. Nature Nanotechnology, 3 . pp. 60-62.
Official URL: http://www.nature.com/nnano/journal/v3/n2/abs/nnano.2008.11.html;jsessionid=AE68F69044F5EBA6BA9234E457ED2F54
Post-academic science, driven as it is by commercialisation and market forces, is fundamentally at odds with core academic principles. Publicly-funded academics have an obligation to carry out science for the public good, a responsibility which is incompatible with the entrepreneurial ethos increasingly expected of university research by funding agencies.
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