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Norway and Switzerland fight FP8 budget hike

Posted in research with tags , , , , on 29 January 2011 by Steve

“Norway and Switzerland are opposing a budget increase for the next Framework Programme, which starts in 2014, fearing that their contribution to its costs could grow out of all proportion. Both countries are outside the EU and would have to pay significantly more towards Framework 8 than previous Framework Programmes if its budget increases …” (more)

[Inga Vesper and John Fogarty, Research, 25 January]

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Sacked professor back in the news

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 21 February 2010 by Steve

“The sacked professor of medieval history at University of Oslo, Arnved Nedkvitne, is contributing to the largest media coverage for the university for a long time. Nedkvitne lost his court case against the university after demanding his professorship back and financial compensation. Now a variety of issues related to the case has hit Oslo’s newspaper headlines …” (more)

[Jan Petter Myklebust, University World News, 21 February]

Sacked professor loses case

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 7 February 2010 by Steve

“A sacked professor of medieval history who sued the University of Oslo for wrongful dismissal has lost the case. Arnved Nedkvitne was sacked by the university’s academic senate last year. His claim was to regain his tenured professorship and compensation for loss of income but he lost on both issues and was also ordered to pay €23,000 (US$31,800) in costs …” (more)

[Jan Petter Myklebust, University World News, 7 February]

Sacked professor sues the state

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 24 January 2010 by Steve

“Earlier this month, five days were spent in an Oslo court to hear testimonies in a case where sacked University of Oslo Professor Arnved Nedkvitne is suing the Norwegian government. Professor Arnved Nedkvitne has demanded he either be reinstated as a full professor in medieval history or paid financial compensation until he reaches pension age. The case is unique because sacking professors or other governmental officers is extremely rare in Norway …” (more)

[Jan Petter Myklebust, University World News, 24 January]