German Universities Lose Hundreds of Professors
kkaefer | August 21, 2007 at 02:15 pmby
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Kempen called for Germany's federal and state governments to reinstate the 1,451 positions that had been eliminated.
"With ever fewer professors, the system cannot improve," he said.
"Improvement in the quality of our higher education system and study conditions isn't possible without a noticeable change in the proportion of 60 students per lecturer, which cannot compete internationally," DHV president Bernhard Kempen, a professor of law at the University of Cologne, said in a press statement.
The number of professors at public universities has dropped dramatically in the past decade despite the realization that Germany's educational system is in dire need of improvement, according to a new report.