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Chancellors oppose efforts to stop fixed-term contracts


Time-limited employment guarantees qualification opportunities for all, say university leaders

Germany’s university leaders have adopted a declaration in support of fixed-term contracts in higher education.

The declaration from the Association of Chancellors of the Universities of Germany, published last week, argues against the removal of fixed-term contracts from mid-level university positions. Calls to ban such contracts have grown among higher education unions, leading to the initiative Frist ist Frust—Fixed-term is Frustration—against limited-term contracts.

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