Looking Elsewhere

Jeannie Rea, the Australian National Tertiary Education Union President, says that research spending cuts and other changes to higher education, such as fee deregulation, are prompting more young academics to leave the country, University World News reports.

"Reports that researchers are being forced to look overseas for secure employment opportunities are extremely worrying," Rea says.

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