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Norway to reduce temporary employment at universities


Proposed law change must “turn the tide” on academic job insecurity, says research minister

The Norwegian ministry of higher education wants to reduce the use of temporary employment at universities by abolishing a special law on the matter, it has announced.

The existing law allows higher education institutions to employ staff temporarily for up to three years if no alternative candidates are available, before having to offer a permanent contract. By 2023, the Norwegian government wants to introduce a revised University Law, which would eradicate this rule.

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