This is a must-read article from the Daily Mail. Check it out!
This tragic story highlights the dark-side of academia. With David Cameron‘s record austerity drive, the pressure is on academic institutions to bring in research funds and foreign students to compensate for cuts in public funding.
What this story highlights is that leading universities are run like large private businesses, with ruthless leaders who are focused on their own success and reputations. Here is a story of professional harassment to the point of suicide.
Let me ask an open question:
Is it appropriate to break up universities, like Imperial College into separate teaching and research establishments?