Thousands to lose jobs as universities prepare to cope with cuts | Education | The Guardian
From the UK – not good news.
Thousands to lose jobs as universities prepare to cope with cuts
• Post-graduates to replace professors
• Staff poised to strike over proposals of cuts
Universities across the country are preparing to axe thousands of teaching jobs, close campuses and ditch courses to cope with government funding cuts, the Guardian has learned.
Other plans include using post-graduates rather than professors for teaching and the delay of major building projects. The proposals have already provoked ballots for industrial action at a number of universities in the past week raising fears of strike action which could severely disrupt lectures and examinations.