Third-level recruitment

Ireland“The move by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) to impose a virtual recruitment embargo across the third-level sector is not unexpected. A broadly similar freeze on recruitment is already in place in the wider public sector. But the new Employment Control Framework, which was set out by the HEA in a circular to colleges last week, is not just another cost- cutting exercise; it presents a fundamental change in the manner in which universities operate. It represents a significant diminution of their autonomy …” (more)

[Editorial, Irish Times, 9 July]

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