Respect for age 1

August 16, 2002

Universities should face up to age discrimination, not run away ("Age law adds to campus burdens", THES , August 2). Their credibility as centres of intellectual excellence depends on the recruitment and retention of the ablest academics of whatever age. Regulations such as European Directive 2000/78 will not prevent universities from getting rid of older staff if they fail to perform. How can universities that discriminate expect to attract mature students?

Frederic Stansfield
Canterbury

You've reached your article limit.

Register to continue

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments
Register

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments