RAHANA- The head of Khajej Nasir Toosi University (KNTU) said: “These faculty members might be fired or transferred to other universities.”
In an interview with Mehr news agency, Mohammad Taghi Bathaee said: “Five members of the total 250 faculty members of KNTU “scientific stagnation” and have been already warned already as the first step. Also, they were given an opportunity to upgrade their scientific and personnel rankings.”
The head of Khajeh Nasir University added: “If the faculty members who have shown “scientific stagnation” were not able to gain the necessary rankings and promote themselves during the given period of time, they will be transferred to other universities and in a situation where they are not really prepared for promotion, we will issue their dismissal.”
Bathaee said that identifying the members of academic staff with scientific stagnation had been started in 2009 and the final decisions for these members will be made during 2010.