ACADEMICS have hit back at controversial claims Scottish universities are being "swamped" by staff from elsewhere.
ACADEMICS have hit back at controversial claims Scottish universities are being \"swamped\" by staff from elsewhere.
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Andrew Denholm Education Correspondent
UCU Scotland, the union that represents lecturers, said the suggestion was "xenophobic" and failed to take account of the global reach of modern universities.
The attack came after Alfred Baird, professor of maritime business at Edinburgh Napier University, said Scottish academics were a "rapidly diminishing species" as universities recruit staff from across the world.
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