23 May '14

News University of London plan to close Institute of English Studies on hold

Vigorous campaign by IES supporters produces agreement to rethink proposal, but centre's financial future still uncertainThe University of London has lifted the threat of immediate closure from its Institute of English Studies and the Institute of Musical Research following protests by academics.The two research centres part of the University of London's School of Advanced Study (SAS) had been recommended to be axed and merged with other centres this summer in reaction to a 3% cut in state funding. But after a vigorous campaign led by supporters of the IES and IMR, the university has put the moves on hold. Continue reading...

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