Academics stand by comments on NUS and NTU, after article taken down

The Today newspaper article which was taken down quoted the academics, who had left the National University of Singapore and the Nanyang Technological University, criticising the way staff are promoted or given tenure.
The Today newspaper article which was taken down quoted the academics, who had left the National University of Singapore and the Nanyang Technological University, criticising the way staff are promoted or given tenure.PHOTOS: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Five of the academics who were quoted in the recent Today article "Opaque policies, fixation with KPIs, rankings: Why arts and humanities academics quit NUS, NTU" have stood by their comments after the article was taken down.

Professors John DiMoia, Axel Gelfert, Linda Lim, Andrew Quitmeyer and Woo Jun Jie issued a public statement on Saturday (Jan 19) which said: "We believe that freedom of expression and active public debate are foundational to scholarly excellence and the advancement of human knowledge".

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