Thursday, May 27, 2004

Wormwood in the academic flora

Finnish professors and researchers are worried about the trend of temporary positions at universities. 33 % of the professors, and a whopping 75 % of the members of the Researcher's union, don't have a permanent job. Now, the academics believe that the budget of the Ministry of Education will only increase the number of temporary positions. Instead of Government subsidy, the academics call for more fundamental State funding, which would foster competition and thereby the quality of academic activity.

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