Editorial

in Anthropology in Action

In a range of countries, the public value of and support for a range of academic disciplines has been questioned and debated. While in the U.S., the role of humanities and social sciences and their place in higher education have been challenged, in the U.K. funding support for less obviously ‘applied’ subjects has also been cut, along with the introduction of higher student fees in all subjects. The current focus on demonstrating the utilitarian value of higher education, particularly for the less clearly professional or technical subjects, as opposed to those referred to as STEM (science, technology, engineering and medical) subjects requires more discussion.

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Anthropology in Action

Journal for Applied Anthropology in Policy and Practice