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EU nationals fill four in 10 new university jobs in England

 
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slapntickle



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:11 pm    Post subject: EU nationals fill four in 10 new university jobs in England Reply with quote

Nearly four out of 10 new academic jobs created in England over the past decade were filled by European Union nationals from outside the UK, a study says.

Research by the Higher Education Funding Council for England found that EU scholars accounted for 12,635 of 31,950 new academic posts created between 2004-05 and 2014-15 (39.5 per cent).

The total number of EU researchers employed in English universities increased by 124.3 per cent, from 10,165 to 22,800.

The analysis, based on Higher Education Statistics Agency data, underlines the importance of EU recruitment to the university sector at a time when the UK’s membership of the union is being debated.

Over the same period, the number of non-EU academics employed by English institutions rose by 58.6 per cent, from 10,770 to 17,085. This meant that they accounted for 19.8 per cent of the overall increase.

In comparison, the number of UK academics increased by only 15.8 per cent, from 82,260 to 95,260. As a result, they represented 40.7 per cent of total growth.

Stephen McDonald, a senior economist for Hefce, said that it would be “easy to speculate that the increase in international staff might be either squeezing out UK nationals or the result of declining domestic applications following a fall in real salaries in the sector”.

But, he said, the data offer “little support” for this, since the number of UK nationals working in English universities had increased in all but one subject area over the past two years (the exception being biological sciences).


https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/eu-nationals-fill-four-10-new-university-jobs-england
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course, the UK needs high calibre academic researchers from within and outside the EU to compete internationally for high-quality academic staff.


"There was also evidence to suggest that the non-UK recruits were of a high calibre: they were more likely to have been submitted to the 2014 research excellence framework than UK nationals, and were disproportionately found in highly selective and specialist institutions.

“It therefore seems that in a period of large expansion of the academic workforce, English universities have increasingly needed to recruit globally to be able to meet their demand for high-quality academic staff,” Dr McDonald said."
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/eu-nationals-fill-four-10-new-university-jobs-england

These days it is difficult to recruit high-calibre academic staff from within the UK, especially in engineering, mathematics, and technology.
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slapntickle



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gregory999 wrote:
These days it is difficult to recruit high-calibre academic staff from within the UK, especially in engineering, mathematics, and technology.


And why would that be?
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Dangermouse69



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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 6:42 pm    Post subject: Re: EU nationals fill four in 10 new university jobs in Engl Reply with quote

slapntickle wrote:
[b]Nearly four out of 10 new academic jobs created in England over the past decade were filled by European Union nationals from outside the UK


This news doesn't surprise me. I'm sure it's the same for jobs in EFL, too. Certainly seemed that way at summer school.
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Dedicated



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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gregory999 wrote

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These days it is difficult to recruit high-calibre academic staff from within the UK, especially in engineering, mathematics and technology


then slapntickle asked

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And why should that be?



I think this article by the Royal Society answers this question well:

https://www.royalsociety.org.uk/372_Reviewofthesupplyofscientistsandengineers.html
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UK Candidate - "Man, that is..... like awesome."

EU Candidate - " Your question is really quite interesting but I need some time to reflect on the best possible answer."


So which one gets the job ?
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Dr X



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scot47 wrote:
UK Candidate - "Man, that is..... like awesome."

EU Candidate - " Your question is really quite interesting but I need some time to reflect on the best possible answer."


So which one gets the job ?

Well, after invoking Article 50 of the Brexit, the UK candidate will get the job! Smile
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the positive aspects of brexit is that it will benefit uk academics.
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...............................and increase the percentage of monoglot knuckleheads in UK Academia ?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tellersquill wrote:
One of the positive aspects of brexit is that it will benefit uk academics.


Doubt it!! Can't see much changing re immigration post-BREXIT.... foreigners' rights is the only thing that gets the political class excited
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