Axe hovers over Imperial’s faculty of medicine

UK“More than 100 jobs could go at Imperial College London’s faculty of medicine, it has emerged. According to the University and College Union, 80 of the faculty’s academic posts may be at risk, plus 50 administrative and technical roles. The faculty, established in 1997, is one of Europe’s largest medical institutions, taking on more than 300 undergraduates a year. But earlier this year, Imperial lost £5 million in recurrent research funding following disappointing results in some areas of the 2008 research assessment exercise …” (more)

[Rebecca Attwood, Times Higher Education, 14 July]

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