Europe lacks parity for academic staff

April 16, 1999

Pay and conditions for academic staff still differ between European countries, despite growing globalisation, according to an initial study of research papers delivered at a European Union conference this week. Analysis by Jurgen Enders, head of the centre for research on higher education and work at the University of Kassel, Germany, found dissatisfaction with salaries was most stark in Finland, Norway, Sweden and the UK. He also noted tenure had virtually come to an end in the Netherlands, Sweden and UK.

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