The University: Idea and Practice

  • Gerrit MeijerEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Economics book series (BRIEFSECONOMICS, volume 89)


On May 26, 1988 a dissertation with statements was defended at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. The first statement by the young doctor—and therefore in his view the most important—was:

The science policy in The Netherlands is pervaded by a spirit of fabrilism, which misunderstands the nature and task of the university, and therefore forms in increasing measure a threat to academic freedom


Science Policy Academic Freedom Special Science Economic Science Young Doctor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of MaastrichtLoosdrechtThe Netherlands

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