Dear Ulster University FOI Team,

Some time ago, I wrote to you about the difficulties of recruiting academic staff from the EU in the current political climate. I am concerned, but hopeful that Ulster University has been able to continue to recruit EU staff in significant numbers.
I was wondering if you would be able to tell me:

1) How many new EU academic staff the university has been able to recruit over the last year
2) How many EU academic staff have left the university over the same time period
3) The overall number of EU academic staff currently working at Ulster University (this one is less important)

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,
Matthew Taylor

foi, Ulster University

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Dear Mr Taylor

 

We acknowledge receipt of your recent request under the provisions of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (ref FOIA/20/06).  Your request is
receiving attention and we hope to have a response to you no later than 07
February 2020

 

Regards

 

Azlina Cohen

 

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Dear Mr Taylor

 

RESPONSE FOIA/20/06

 

Further to your Freedom of Information request for information on EU
Academic staff, please view Ulster University’s response as follows –

 

1) How many new EU academic staff the university has been able to recruit
over the last year

During 2019 the University recruited 19 new members of EU academic staff.

 

2) How many EU academic staff have left the university over the same time
period

During 2019 25 members of EU academic staff left the University.

 

3) The overall number of EU academic staff currently working at Ulster
University (this one is less important). Ulster University currently has
174 members of EU academic staff.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Azlina Cohen

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Dear Azlina,

Many thanks for your prompt reply.

I am glad to see that Ulster University is continuing to employ such a significant level of EU staff.

All the best,
Matthew