March 24, 2014
Independence Debate Divides Academics in Scotland
Kieran Dodds for The Chronicle
When voters in Scotland go to the polls in September to answer the question "Should Scotland be an independent country?," Ferdinand von Prondzynski will cast a yes ballot.
While much is at stake in the referendum, for Mr. von Prondzynski, the leader of Robert Gordon University, in Aberdeen, the key issue is Scotland’s ability to set its own research agenda.
Mr. von Prondzynski, whose official title is principal, as heads of Scottish universities are known, says that