"Higher education at risk", warns AUT

Education + Training

ISSN: 0040-0912

Article publication date: 1 August 2000

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(2000), ""Higher education at risk", warns AUT", Education + Training, Vol. 42 No. 6. https://doi.org/10.1108/et.2000.00442fab.002

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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"Higher education at risk", warns AUT

"Higher education at risk", warns AUT

Keywords Higher education, Age groups, Universities, Academic staff

The provision of higher education in the UK is at risk because of the age profile of academic staff, according to a report by the Association of University Teachers. Almost a third of academics in UK higher education are over 50 years old. That figure rises to 35 per cent in pre-1992 universities. Institutions are not recruiting enough academics to take the place of those about to retire. Overall, a fifth of academics are aged up to 35. In the pre-1992 universities the proportion in the over-50 age group increased from 27 per cent in 1981-82 to 34 per cent in 1997-98.

The report is available on the association Web site, at http://www.aut.org.uk/news.htm