Dr. Assaf Nativ -Industrialisation, commodification, politicisation: What remains of the modern university and the scientific ideal?

Dr. Assaf Nativ: Industrialisation, commodification, politicisation: What remains of the modern university and the scientific ideal?
Activity Date: 
Monday, Oct 31, 2016

In the course of the past several decades academia world-over transformed almost beyond recognition. The university, the ranks of which I hope to join today, is remarkably different from the university, the gates of which I entered some twenty years ago. There is much discrepancy, it seems, between the ideas I have been taught to cherish as a student and the demands/standards expected of me to answer as a researcher today. This colloquium is an attempt to articulate some aspects of this condition, the terms of which appear to constantly grow farther apart. I find that as the gap continues to expand, a nagging question begs for an answer: where precisely do our loyalties lie? Importantly, however, this question is not brought forth under a banner of systematic research and expertise, but as the thoughts of an interested and concerned member