Engineers: high skills – low salary

Engineers: high skills – low salary

Av Forskerforum

Publisert 5. oktober 2021 kl. 13:31

Senior engineers with research backgrounds work as researchers, teachers, technicians, planners and administrators, but do not earn much more than a newly hired PhD student.

Now Even Birkeland from UiB is pushing for engineers with research backgrounds to be given an established career path and recognition for their training. He’s not the only one who sees the need for change.

In a new report to which NAR contributed, UiO believes that the move will elevate engineers’ academic status and provide a clear career path. NMBU believes it ought to be possible for engineers to enter scientific positions.