University of Bergen must cut positions

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University of Bergen will cut up to 60 fulltime employees until 2020.

Thursday University of Bergen (UiB) approved the long-term budget for 2017.

According to long-term budget, the central administration must increase the efficiency to a level which can make it possible to reduce resources equivalent to 60 full time employees, reported Bergensavisen.

During these ten-years the effort shall be to ensure renewal and implementation of priority measures, which means that the total number of positions in the central administration will be reduced from 450 to 400.

– Retirement and random departure in fixed positions gives the departments some possibility in their budget to implement such a downward revision, says University director Kjell Bernstrøm in a statement.

The cuts explained by the need for funds to strategic objectives, investment in knowledge clusters, increased demand for external earnings, major construction projects and reduced budget from the government.

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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