EU nationals fill four in 10 new academic jobs in England

A study says that nearly four out of 10 new academic jobs created in England over the past decade were filled by European Union nationals from outside the UK, writes Chris Havergal for Times Higher Education.

Research by the Higher Education Funding Council for England found that EU scholars accounted for 12,635 of 31,950 new academic posts created between 2004-05 and 2014-15 (39.5%). The total number of EU researchers employed in English universities increased by 124.3%, from 10,165 to 22,800.

The analysis, based on Higher Education Statistics Agency data, underlines the importance of EU recruitment to the university sector at a time when the UK’s membership of the union is being debated.
Full report on the Times Higher Education site