Is university research a guarantee for accuracy of theory?
I think and speculate that no and on the contrary the "status" of academic degrees and university relationships are used to "validate" even weak and "pretentious" theory, particularly in humanities, social sciences, economics.
I've read some articles written by Ph. Ds in Pol. Science that I (undergrad in math/CS) consider rudimentarily argued and biased. A layman might interpret that the "Ph. D in Pol. Science" gives such texts legitimacy, because they come from someone, who is expected to be an expert. However, to me it really, really doesn't seem like so.