Freedom and inclusion in the modern university

Chief Investigators

Professor Adrienne Stone and Professor Carolyn Evans

Project Title

Freedom and inclusion in the modern university

Project Summary

This project aims to understand conflicts in modern universities over intellectual freedom and inclusiveness. Universities are important social institutions whose core values must include a commitment to intellectual freedom and to including people from different backgrounds and with different views. These values have increasingly come into tension, causing anger, division and even violence in some parts of the world. This project aims to develop a strong theoretical understanding of these conflicts in modern universities and will create a set of practical principles to help universities prevent or manage these conflicts. This project is expected to strengthen universities’ capacities to benefit Australian society and students and staff.

Grant Scheme

ARC Discovery Project



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