TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION: Ageing academic workforce poses challenges for Japan and Taiwan

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Release date: 13/1/2018

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Commenting on the data, Peter Cave, a senior lecturer in Japanese studies at the University of Manchester, said that the declining youth population in Japan meant that universities were not expanding their student numbers, and therefore their academic staff numbers.

“Because academic staff have permanent positions, most are only replaced when they retire. And because of falling or flat student enrolments, some staff are not replaced at retirement, leading to fewer younger staff,” Dr Cave said.

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TitleAgeing academic workforce poses challenges for Japan and Taiwan
Media name/outletTimes Higher Education
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date13/01/18
DescriptionCommenting on the data, Peter Cave, a senior lecturer in Japanese studies at the University of Manchester, said that the declining youth population in Japan meant that universities were not expanding their student numbers, and therefore their academic staff numbers.

“Because academic staff have permanent positions, most are only replaced when they retire. And because of falling or flat student enrolments, some staff are not replaced at retirement, leading to fewer younger staff,” Dr Cave said.
URLhttps://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/ageing-academic-workforce-poses-challenges-japan-and-taiwan
PersonsPeter Cave