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University Lecturers

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 11 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the percentage change in the number of university lecturers was in each year since 1997. (84291)

The latest available information is given in the following table:

Academic staff1 employed in English Higher Education Institutions

Academic year

Number of academic staff

% change

1997/98

104,470

1998/99

106,210

1.7

1999/2000

110,615

4.1

2000/01

114,060

3.1

2001/02

116,785

2.4

2002/03

119,495

2.3

2003/04 2

124,140

2004/05

134,130

8.0

1 Staff figures are on the basis of staff with active contracts in the reporting period.

2 Up until 2002/03 the staff record only included academic staff with a full-time equivalent greater than 25 per cent; as from 2003/04, all academic staff were included. Therefore, the numbers for 2003/04 and 2004/05 are not directly comparable with those for earlier years.

Figures have been rounded to the nearest 5.

Source:

Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) staff record data.