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Academic Bureaucratization is the Main Problem in Universities

Professor Chen Hongtai, expert at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. suggested that corruption is not today’s biggest problem in China’s universities. Excessive academic administration, bureaucratization and profit-chasing are the main threats. Chen called for safeguarding the domain of higher education as a “pure land,” where professors should take responsibility for exercising their conscience with regard to society’s future generations.

Source: Global Times, October 15, 2009.