71 professors express concerns about Massey’s science shake-up

Seventy-one Massey professors have appealed to the university’s chancellor over a controversial science shake-up that could cost dozens of jobs.

The letter to chancellor Michael Ahie represented about half of those employed full-time at Massey, and outside its senior leadership team, according to a report in the New Zealand Herald.

It stated that, after 90 years of “iconic science and innovation leadership”, the core strengths that made Massey a leading university would be removed with the proposed cuts.

It was sent shortly before the university this month finalised a wide-ranging overhaul of its science offerings. Continue reading