University of Hong Kong is reviewing retirement age of 60 after staff protests spur rethink

Feb 18, 2019 by

Academic staffing and resources vice-president Terry Au reveals that review is under way and says demands have been heard

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Chair professors at the University of Hong Kong could soon be allowed to work beyond the age of 60 after the institution on Friday softened its stance on a contentious retirement policy.

The 107-year-old university has found itself on the defensive in recent months after losing a number of respected scholars to forced retirement, leading to calls for the age to be raised.

But academic staffing and resources vice-president Terry Au Kit-fong has revealed that a review began on Friday afternoon concerning the feasibility of lifting the age from 60 to 65.

“There are lots of factors to consider if we were to make the change, such as how much it would cost the school annually for these professors to maintain their teaching or research positions, because limited resources are one of the school’s main concerns on this issue,” she said.

continue: University of Hong Kong is reviewing retirement age of 60 after staff protests spur rethink | South China Morning Post

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