Academic freedom offers multiple meanings in the context of the United Kingdom. The chapter attempts to provide an overview of the evolution of the protection of rights embodied in the notion of academic freedom. Furthermore, it emphasises the differences in the regulation as observed across the regions within the UK and the trend to standardisation and increasing quality assurance procedures. Different processes and legislative reforms have had an impact on the relationships between universities and the state in the complex and challenging environment in which they struggle to exercise meaningful autonomy from several considerable pressures.
|Title of host publication
|Academic Freedom in the European Context
|Subtitle of host publication
|Legal, Philosophical and Institutional Perspectives
|Ivo DeGennaro, Hannes Hofmeister, Ralf Lüfter
|Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.
|Published - 13 Feb 2022
|Palgrave Critical University Studies
- academic freedom
- academic community
- academic environment