Overseas academics claim discrimination in recruitment

Universities in Finland are keen to build international profiles as attractive institutions that meet or surpass global standards of teaching and research. But some international academics say they are being bypassed for permanent tenure in favour of Finns – and they're calling for more transparent hiring practices from universities, reports YLE.

Finland’s universities almost without exception make claims to having strong international credentials. But some academic staff from overseas claim that this internationalism does not extend to recruitment practices for overseas staff.

Dr Gareth Rice, a geographer who moved to Finland in 2008, believes that he has regularly lost out on coveted permanent positions to less experienced candidates because he is not a Finn.
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