SCOTLAND is at risk of losing control of its universities as departments are "swamped" with staff from elsewhere, an academic has warned in a controversial article.
SCOTLAND is at risk of losing control of its universities as departments are \"swamped\" with staff from elsewhere, an academic has warned in a controversial article.
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Andrew Denholm Education Correspondent
Alfred Baird, professor of maritime business at Edinburgh Napier University, said Scottish higher education is dominated by university leaders who are not born here – with only four of 15 universities led by Scots.
He added Scottish academics were also a "rapidly diminishing species" as universities recruit staff from across the world.
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