POLICY & PRACTICE
With a controversial pick leading the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, don’t hold your breath on big ideas or transformative change for the sector.
While couched in rhetoric of anticipating economic needs and helping individuals succeed in the labour market, the gospel surrounding “skills” is fundamentally mired in a very short-term perspective.
After five decades of telling ourselves the same story, can we start asking different questions about innovation?
The nature of universities as organizations helps explain why so much symbolic management takes place when they are faced with thorny subjects.
Creso Sá looks at what the recent superclusters announcement really means for universities and academic research.