Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Counting Academics

Dysg points to statistics about Higher Education in Wales.
Readers of this blog might be interested to note that:-

"In 2005/06 there were 17,705 staff at Welsh publicly funded HEIs, 525 more than in 2004/05.

Cardiff University employed most staff (5,685), more than double the next largest - the University of Glamorgan (2,065), University of Wales Aberystwyth (2,015), University of Wales Bangor (1,830) and University of Wales Swansea (1,640).

Less than a half - 8,150 staff - were recorded as academic professionals."

Interesting, for every academic post there is at least one non academic.
I wonder would it be worth making such a comparison for FE, secondary or primary education.

1 comment:

  1. I'm not surprised at the numbers. Universities have taken on lots of staff to administer aimhigher and Widening participation programmes, and are required to produce ever more reports and stats for Hefce - hence the increase in admin staff. I would guess most schools, even with the rise in classroom assistants, would have 85% of employees as teachers.