Friday, 15 April 2011

London Metropolitan University Implodes

According to an article in the latest Times Higher it appears that London Metropolitan University has plans to abolish itself. Plans have been uncovered that include yet another plan to abolish philosophy but, in this case, that's hardly the half of it since they are also thinking of abolishing history, theatre studies and modern languages. The general proposal in effect would remove more half of the courses on offer. It is true that London Metropolitan has had a rather troubled history and is in dire financial trouble but proposals of this sort are surely tantamount to the institution advocating that it cease to be a university at all. Perhaps it should be retitled "London College That Doesn't Teach Very Much"?

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