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King's College London to cut jobs


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London, (UK): London's higher education institutions are once again facing job losses. At King’s College London, up to 120 academic staffs are set to lose their jobs. These job losses are going to happen across the schools of medicine, biomedical sciences and the world renowned Institute of Psychiatry.

Redundancies are planned or have taken place at new and old universities including King’s college London. Job losses are for building new infrastructure amounting up to $680 million. But experts say that this move will damage the reputation of the institute.

This will be done by ranking staff on the basis of their research grant income and teaching hours. Staffs that do not meet a threshold value for research income or that teach less than a specified number of hours will be at risk. Staffs that don't make the grade will be issued with notices of dismissal by 15 August.

Staff at King’s College London is set to take industrial action over planned redundancies in three health schools. More than 80 per cent of University and College Union members who voted in a ballot backed strike action, and the local branch will meet on 1 July to discuss the decision.

Some experts say that income had dropped faster than expenditure at the institute and more over to fund for its new building, redundancy is the only way forward. University and College (UCU) members at KCL are to start voting this week on whether to take industrial action.

Earlier the Institute of Psychiatry had been functioning as an independent organization. But later, the Institute of Psychiatry was merged with King’s College London. After that this is the second time, King’s College of London has decided to cut the jobs. Compulsory redundancy will ruin the academic careers of some promising researchers who are misclassified as failures. And this harsh move will destroy the morale of the staff.


Finally, after the damage of the reputation of the institution, it will be very difficult for the dean to recruit first-rate academics. As a consequence, the previously steady rise in the Institute of Psychiatry's research income will be stalled. So, paradoxically, one of the reasons for the present crisis lies in the financial damage brought upon the institute by the last round of redundancies.


King's London College & Gulf

King's London College has immense presence in UAE and other Gulf countries. Many students choose King's London College for their higher studies and many colleges and IB schools from this region has deeper tie-ups with King's College of London. The new job cut move will have a bearing on the reputation of King's College of London. 

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