Academic Titles Giveaways
Monday, 15 August 2022
Some universities are handing out doctor honoris causa titles and honorary professorships to politicians and government officials. Their academic contributions are in question.
LARGE flower arrangements and scores of posters voicing protest were placed around Brawijaya University in Jalan Veteran, Malang, East Java, on Monday July 25. One of them read “The death of common sense and intellectual integrity of Brawijaya University.” That day Brawijaya University was bestowing the title of doctor honoris causa to National Democrat (NasDem) Party General Chair Surya Paloh.
Raffy Nugraha, an economics m...
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