LERU publishes position paper on researchers' careers
LERU, the League of European Research Universities, has published a position paper on "Delivering talent: Careers of researchers inside and outside academia". The paper was released on 25 June 2018 and argues that career prospects for researchers are better than they are often deemed to be, in particular if taking into account career options inside and outside academia. LERU therefore looks at what universities (can and should) do to support researchers to develop their careers whatever pathways they choose.
The position paper is the results of consultations among LERU universities about how their career and HR policies are changing. It provides data, analysis and insight on researchers’ employment perspectives and expectations. It shows how universities’ career and HR policies respond to both universities’ needs to attract and retain talent as well as researchers’ aspirations and abilities. The paper includes examples of good practice in skills training and career support at universities, but also lists what others can do: employers outside academia, researchers’ supervisors, researchers themselves, research funders as well as governments.
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