Chase out the old dogs to make way for young blood

“University departments should expect to replace at least 10% of their senior academics every year to make room for younger researchers, a conference heard. Sir John Beringer, former pro vice-chancellor for research at the University of Bristol, told the Royal Society and Nature magazine conference, Tomorrow’s Giants, that universities put young researchers under enormous pressure by assessing them continually. But he said that all the pressure was taken off once people gained senior positions …” (more)

[Paul Jump, Times Higher Education, 8 July]

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