Refugee Crisis may also have a negative impact on scholars’ mobilities…

In Uncategorized on August 31, 2016 at 18:21

As many Turkish scholars are looking for jobs abroad, I hear a lot about that priority is given to those who have residency in the university’s host country.

UK universities seem to be particularly notorious about this. If two candidates have similar evaluations, priority given to the one who has not residency problems even if the other is slightly better. That’s one case I have particularly observed.

UK would prefer EU nationals over non-Europeans but I guess after the Brexit even that will be harder and for scholars from Turkey etc this will be even more difficult.

I will report about this particular angle when I have more details.

In looking for jobs abroad, current parameters of political economy of academy is felt too. Even if you believe you have done good stuff in the past, everything is boiled down to the number of citation-indexed articles or funded projects. Well life is never fair;)


Germany expects up to 300,000 migrants to arrive in the country this year, the head of Germany’s Federal Office for Migration and Refugees says.

Migrant crisis: Meet the refugee camp psychologist

A camp psychologist at the Kara Tepe refugee camp in Greece explains how refugees there take care of their mental health.

Vía Erkan’s Field Diary


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