SPEP Statement on Middlesex University
8 May 2010
We note with grave concern the decision to terminate the philosophy programs at Middlesex University. The Middlesex philosophy program is a leading center of continental philosophy research, spearheaded by its renowned Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy [http://www.web.mdx.ac.uk/crmep/].
In the 2008 RAE (Research Assessment Exercise), Middlesex was rated first in philosophy among post-1992 universities in Britain, with 65% of its research activity judged “world-leading” or “internationally excellent.”
The SPEP Executive Committee urges SPEP members to support their Middlesex colleagues by signing the online petition:http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/save-middlesex-philosophy.html.
Other relevant websites are:
This Blog: https://savemdxphil.wordpress.com
This Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=119102561449990