Institute of Education


Addressing the precarity of research careers

15 December 2021, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

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In this webinar, Claudia S. Sarrico will present on the topic of the precarity of research careers.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to







Centre for Higher Education Studies (CHES)

The report of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Global Science Forum on 'Reducing the precarity of research careers' focuses on researchers holding fixed-term positions without permanent or continuous employment prospects.

Cláudia S. Sarrico will discuss the main findings and insights that can be drawn from the evidence base assembled by the project and the main challenges faced by the research precariat.

She will then present the main recommendations of the report and suggested policy options in different areas:

  • improve working conditions and professional development,
  • better link funding to human resource policies,
  • make governance more inclusive,
  • promote equal opportunities and diversity,
  • improve human resource management,
  • promote inter-sectoral and international mobility,
  • and develop the evidence base on research careers.

This event will be particularly useful for those interested in policies and practices in higher education.

CHES research events

CHES research events provide a forum for academic debate, policy analysis and practice insight in higher education, supporting the exchange of theories, methods and data across social sciences.


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About the Speaker

Cláudia S. Sarrico

Professor of Management at the School of Economics and Management of the University of Minho

Claudia Sarrico.

Cláudia is also a senior researcher at CIPES Centre for Research on Higher Education Policies, Portugal.

She led the project on Reducing the Precarity of Research Careers at the Global Science Forum of the OECD. 

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