Talk of humanities crisis ‘overblown’, UK sector leaders say

From Times Higher Education: “In 2020, UK arts and humanities research activity was 49 per cent higher than the global average, meaning that it ‘outperformed all other disciplinary research areas in the UK’, while ‘eight of the ten fastest growing sectors employ more [arts, humanities and social sciences] graduates than other disciplines’, says the report for the Higher Education Policy Institute (Hepi). … The Hepi report, The Humanities in the UK Today: What’s Going On, noted that while talk of a crisis was overblown, traditional humanities courses such as modern languages and English have lost out to other areas, in part because of changes in secondary school course offerings, and had not grown as quickly as others since 1992.”

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