Keep­ing it in the fac­ulty

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A Swedish aca­demics’ union has ac­cused uni­ver­si­ties of “nepo­tism” after an in­ves­ti­ga­tion found that three-quar­ters of job of­fers went to in­ter­nal ap­pli­cants. The Swedish As­so­ci­a­tion of Uni­ver­sity Teach­ers and Re­searchers found that half of job of­fers were ad­ver­tised less than three weeks ahead of the dead­line, while one in 10 was pub­lished with only a week to spare, re­ported The Lo­cal Swe­den. Git Claes­son Pip­ping, di­rec­tor of the union, told the out­let that the find­ings were “shock­ing”. After re­ceiv­ing com­plaints from mem­bers who could not find openly ad­ver­tised po­si­tions, the union de­cided to carry out an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into 268 job of­fers for lec­tur­ers and re­searchers.

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