Generation change in Swedish research

06.08.2002
Sweden‘s research society will have to confront this issue: Many of its professors are facing retirement, which will have a noticeable effect on Swedish universities and colleges.
Sweden‘s research society will have to confront this issue: Many of its professors are facing retirement, which will have a noticeable effect on Swedish universities and colleges.

Before 2004 approximately 200 professors will reach retirement per year. The problem is that there are not enough experienced researchers left to take over the positions. No real competition for the researcher positions can mean lower quality in research.

In today‘s situation research is not an obvious career choice because of the lack of professorships and other researcher positions. The challenge is therefore to give the best candidates a possibility to stay in reseach.

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