Research Careers: Some Reflections from Europe

  • Ulrich Teichler
  • Harald Schomburg
Keywords: Academic Culture, Academic Profession, Europe,


Considerable attention is paid across Europe to the formative years of scholarsthe career period between graduation from a university and the eventual appointment to a senior supervisory position at a higher education or research institution. A study on academic careers in a number of European countries shows that employment conditions and career patterns for young academics vary substantially by country. However, short-term employment until about the age of 40 and high levels of selectivity are common in many countries.
How to Cite
Teichler, U., & Schomburg, H. (2008). Research Careers: Some Reflections from Europe. International Higher Education, (52).
The Academic Profession