Changes in academic careers
There is a waste of resources in forming academics, having them compete for positions, publications and research funding, that is arguably not efficient, according to Tatiana Fumasoli.
She has examined changes in the working conditions across European universities. The findings are published in a recent book Academic Work and Careers in Europe – Trends, Challenges, Perspectives, which she has co-edited with Gaële Goastellec and Barbara Kehm.
She calls for a more structural approach to the role and organization of academic careers, both at European and national levels. Moreover, there is a need to address the tension between the traditional professional control on careers and the demands for more effective use of resources, she argues.
Read more about the findings in this interview with Fumasoli on the Europe of Knowledge Blog