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Researchers oppose teaching competence law

Norway’s academics beg government not to turn good intentions into bad regulation

Government proposals to formalise the level of teaching competence required when applying to be an associate professor or professor have come under fire by the Norwegian Researchers’ Association.

The head of the Forskerforbundet, Guro Elisabeth Lind, said in a response to the proposals that the government’s intentions were good but that the proposed regulations are too complex, prescriptive and too inflexible.

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