Dear former Students (once from the Bruno, forever…)
Nature criticises centralized recruitment of Italian university teachers.
Should Italy’s universities be free to hire who they want? Or does the cumbersome concorso system need to be abandoned? Shall ANVUR (Agenzia Nazionale di Valutazione del sistema Universitario e della Ricerca) put an end to the Italian concorso system?
Nature gives an example …!!!
Imagine if the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge had to tell Washington whenever it had an vacancy; then wait for the administration to collate enough empty posts nationwide to warrant opening a competition; and then allow academics from all universities to elect a national, discipline-related committee to choose the candidate – a committee on which only one MIT representative could sit.
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Leave your comments…and tell us if your university is performing well.
PS Don’t believe those who tell you that Italians are lazy. After 5 pm foreign departments are empty…