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Academia. The Teaching of Civil and Structural Engineering at Kingston Polytechnic

It is with some trepidation that, as a comparative newcomer to the world of academia, I make a contribution to a series of papers on education characterised by the long experience and international reputations of the authors. Nonetheless, I hope that my review of the teaching of civil engineering at Kingston polytechnic will prove informative, as well as throwing into sharp focus a number of key issues and challenges facing the polytechnic sector in the ‘brave new world’ of independence which we at Kingston have enjoyed since April 1989. Professor J.J. Roberts