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Helsinki to axe nearly 1,000 staff

The University of Helsinki has concluded staff negotiations that will reduce the number of employees by 980 by the end of 2017, it has announced.

In a statement on 27 January, the university said that 570 staff members would be made redundant due to public spending cuts in higher education and research. A further 200 jobs would be cut through scheduled retirements and an additional 210 jobs would be cut through the end of fixed-term contracts, the university said.

Out of the redundancies, 75 are researchers and teaching staff, and 495 consist of other staff members. The redundancies will be carried out during this spring.

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