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The Rise of the Corporate University in the UK

Beynon, Huw 2016. The Rise of the Corporate University in the UK. Global Dialogue: Magazine of the International Sociological Association 6 (3)

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British universities are changing, in ways so fundamental that it is not easy to predict where it will end. Certainly working and studying in a university here today is a very different experience than it would have been just a decade ago. Stefan Collini recently maintained that “what we still call universities are coming to be reshaped as centers of applied expertise and vocational training that are subordinate to a society’s ‘economic strategy’” – a summary that echoes John Holmwood’s 2014 valedictory message as British Sociological Association president. He concluded that Britain’s university system now “serves a renewed patrimonial capitalism and its ever-widening inequalities.” The effects of these changes upon sociology as a discipline are not yet entirely clear, but there are some worrying signs

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
ISSN: 2519-8688
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2021 09:00

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