The presentation summarizes the key results of the Eurydice report Modernisation of Higher Education in Europe: Academic Staff – 2017 by the European Commission. The report explores the current trends for academic staff within the changing higher education landscape. It is based on qualitative data gathered by the Eurydice Network, covering higher education systems in 35 countries. The data collection focuses on the academic staff who are primarily responsible for teaching and/or research. In addition, quantitative data from Eurostat and the European Education Tertiary Register (ETER) are used.
We propose a special focus on the key results about the recruitment process of academic staff (Chapter 3). Within such topic, several aspects are explored, namely the recruitment methods and obligations to make vacancies public, the composition of the selection committee, equal opportunities and the role of top-level authorities.
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