Should a university teach a killer?

有教无类? 挪威冷血杀手获准上大学的缘由
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How should a university treat an application from a mass murderer?


This was the question facing the University of Oslo, when Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik applied from prison to take its political science degree.In July 2011, Breivik had killed 77 people in a bomb and gun terror attack in Oslo and on the island of Utoya.

这正是挪威奥斯陆大学(University of Oslo)几年前面临的难题。2011年7月奥斯陆发生枪击案和爆炸案,77人丧生,凶手安德斯.布莱维克(Anders Behring Breivik)入狱后不久提出攻读政治学学位的申请。

The university’s decision on whether to teach him was made particularly difficult because some of the people killed by Breivik had been friends with students at the university.


He had even named professors at the university as targets in his far-right "manifesto".


And in what the university’s vice-rector called a "traumatic paradox", Breivik’s chosen degree would involve studying the very political institutions his extremist ideology had attacked.


Nevertheless, three years ago the university agreed to let Breivik study under strict conditions and he has continued as an undergraduate student, taking a course which includes political theory, party politics, public administration and international relations..


Course materials are given to him by a prison officer and he has no contact with students or academics or access to the internet.


The university said teaching Breivik (who has since decided to change his name) was about honouring the right of prisoners to pursue higher education if they meet the admission requirements.


Former rector Ole Petter Ottersen said it was "for our own sake, not his."

前奥斯陆大学校长欧勒·佩特.奥特森(Ole Petter Ottersen)说,这是“出于为我们大学考虑,而不是为他”。

Professor Svein Stolen became Oslo’s rector last year and agrees with his predecessor’s decision.

去年接任奥斯陆大学校长的斯万.司多林(Professor Svein Stolen)教授,也认同这一观点。