It is not because of a drop in the standard of living that talented young scholars have left country. It is because our government is not willing to invest money in their future. Cuts in university funding by the government have led to the loss of 800 lecturers’ posts since 2001. This number is equal to a medium sized university. Brilliant students finish writing their theses, are asked to go abroad for a post-doctorate, only to find that there is no job for them to come back to. Or the only jobs available are part time external lectureships, paid only during the term time, not during the summer, and without pensions. After studying for ten years and more, from BA to completing a doctorate, this is no way to live. If the government wants to keep our best and brightest here, the solution is simple. Bring those lectureships back to the universities.
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from the article: From 1948 to 2008