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Academic behind bars

Did you hear about the academic who went to prison for ignoring export controls? Academic freedom was no defence.

The experience of Emeritus Professor John Roth from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, USA is a cautionary tale for all academic researchers about the limits of academic freedom in a world troubled by threats of nuclear proliferation, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. Professor Roth was sentenced to 4 years prison for not observing […]

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For the record: How you say it is just as important

The tone of your communications is the tone of the record you are creating. We all know that record-keeping is an important and non-discretionary obligation. Proper recording of University activities is important because it promotes Understanding of decisions by showing what, when, how, who and why something was done, determined or implemented Transparency and rigour […]

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