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Every fourth Danish academic doesn’t trust management

Survey finds academic staff lacking clear goals and feeling distrustful of superiors

Many university researchers in Denmark have little trust in their management, according to a survey of members of Dansk Magisterforening, the Danish Association of Masters and PhD students.

The survey found that 35 per cent of researchers at Danish universities do not trust the things managers say, while 45 per cent do not feel that they have been given clear goals and strategies to fulfil their duties. Almost as many—44 per cent—feel they are being left out of decision-making on any changes, despite the fact that the Danish University Act states that management must ensure participation of employees and students in important decisions.

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