Archive for cuts

Universities face looming funding crisis: EUA

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 27 February 2011 by Steve

“The rise in Europe’s student population and public funding cuts across the continent are combining to produce an unprecedented higher education crisis which can only be met by much greater diversifying of income sources, experts heard in Brussels on Tuesday at the launch of a major European Universities Association survey of 27 countries …” (more)

[David Haworth, University World News, 27 February]

Top public sector staff escape 10% pay cuts

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 25 February 2011 by Steve

“New entrants appointed to senior positions in the public service will not have the 10% pay reduction announced by the Government last December applied to them …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 25 February]

TCD angry at timing of plan to slash college head salaries

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 23 February 2011 by Steve

“The Department of Education is going to slash pay for all new university bosses but existing presidents will retain their salaries, the Irish Independent has learned …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 23 February]

Tough cuts for US science loom

Posted in research with tags , on 4 February 2011 by Steve

“When Republicans took control of the House of Representatives during US elections in November 2010, they promised to slash what they saw as inflated federal spending. True to their word, on 3 February Republican legislators released a miserly budget that proposes significant reductions in federal science funding for the remainder of the 2011 fiscal year …” (more)

[Adam Mann, The Great Beyond, 3 February]

Teachers who land job in 2011 will earn €6k less

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 16 January 2011 by Steve

“Teachers who land a job this year will be paid up to €6,000 less, than colleagues who started work in 2010 following finance minister Brian Lenihan’s budget decision to cut starting salaries and allowances in the public service by 10% from 1 January …” (more)

[Martin Frawley, Sunday Tribune, 16 January]

Costs and benefits

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 13 January 2011 by Steve

“‘slipshod thinking about universities is leading to demands that they cannot satisfy while obscuring [their benefit]’” (tweet)

[Conor Houghton, Twitter, 12 January]

University cuts show science is far from saved

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 12 January 2011 by Steve

“In countries where the economic crisis has hit hardest, science has not done badly – so far. But universities from Bologna to Berkeley face an almost existential crisis. While governments defend research spending, they are simultaneously slashing public funding for universities, where most research takes place …” (more)

[Colin Macilwain, Nature, 12 January]