Globalisation of researcher mobility within the UK Higher Education: explaining the presence of overseas academics in the UK academia

Nabil Khattab*, Steve Fenton

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In this paper, we argue that the power structure that lies within the UK elite universities dictates a division of labour through which the inflows of overseas academics into the UK academic labour markets are skewed towards these elite academic institutions where they are employed primarily in research-only posts. These posts, are less valued and are difficult to fill by UK academics. This explains the over-concentration non-UK academics within these posts and suggests that it is not a coincidence, but a result of a division of labour in which they are ‘used’ as a replacement labour.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)528-542
Number of pages15
JournalGlobalisation, Societies and Education
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016

Structured keywords

  • SPAIS Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship

Keywords

  • academia
  • globalisation
  • Higher education
  • manual labour
  • overseas academics
  • selected

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