Protests in Brazil against 30% Cuts in Universities Budget

Gabriel Huland, PhD Media Studies  At the end of April, the Brazilian government announced it would freeze 30% of the 2019 national universities budget as part of an austerity plan to reduce public spending. The cuts totalise BRL2 billion (U$500 million) and will affect discretionary spending in all 63 federal universities in the country. The […]

Lecturers to be balloted for strike action

Tom King, BA Politics The University and Colleges Union (UCU) has announced it will be balloting academic staff for industrial action over proposed changes to pensions. The plans from Universities UK could see the value of some pensions slashed by over £200,000, according to a report prepared by First Actuarial. The changes to the Universities […]