Kant-Studien Philosophische Zeitschrift der by Edited by Manfred Baum, Bernd Dörflinger, Heiner Klemme, and

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A Comparative Perspective on Academic Staff in Europe 21 All in all, the institutional level is gaining importance in staffing issues. But it would be misleading to speak of a uniform trend of new public management. Rather, it is shifting between hard and soft versions, between strong institutional control, a cost-centered management, and a staff development–oriented soft supervision. ” Actors and procedures may differ from country to country, but there are signs that the new freedom of universities could produce rigidities.

Financially, this career ends at the level of professor. In 1991, Flanders decided to abolish this category and to integrate most of its members in the tenured academic staff. At the same time, the additional rank of lecturer was added on the route to ordinarius. The move toward a unique academic career system is important because it gives more people a chance for independent scientific work and promotion. Yet it remains true that a majority of the tenured scientific personnel may stay in the lowest two ranks.

THE WINDS OF CHANGE: PRELIMINARY CONCLUSIONS Higher education systems and their academics live in interesting times of change. 4). What is less clear is the outcomes of these developments. Different sociopolitical options as well as our hopes for and fears of the future come into play when we look at different scenarios concerning the long-term changes in the academic profession. Furthermore, it should be taken into account that we might em- 20 Academic Staff in Europe phasize continuity or rupture, evolutionary or revolutionary developments, depending on our vision of higher education.

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