Honorary Professorships is not for Everyone
Monday, 27 February 2023
The governor of the central bank does not need an honorary professorship. The petition from academics opposing the UGM rector’s policy deserves support.
THE initiative by hundreds of Gadjah Mada University (UGM) lecturers to preserve the reputation of higher education by opposing the awarding of an honorary professorship to a non-academic is a breath of fresh air for the public. When many people crave academic titles, from various degrees to doctor honoris causa, the stance of these academics is an important reminder.
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