Problem

Devaluation of honorary degrees

Other Names:
Undeserved academic honours
Blurred criteria for honorary degrees
Claim:
The general trend in award of honorary degrees seems to be towards the headline-friendly or the very rich. Oxford has recently devised something called the Chancellor's Court, to which one can be admitted for £500,000.
Broader Problems:
Elitist public honour systems
Strategies:

Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET