A north-east university is looking to axe 100 jobs in a bid to save millions of pounds.
The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen has confirmed this morning it hopes to make £6million of savings, £4million of which will be made through staff cuts.
A further £2million of savings will be made from “operational costs”, the university was unable to elaborate on what these might be.
The university has said it has been forced into making cuts because of public sector budget cuts, uncertainties surrounding higher education revenues, as well as the downturn in the North Sea oil and gas industry.
The staff cuts will be made across the university’s various departments, it is not clear whether this will impact upon the classes it is able to offer.
Professor Ferdinand von Prondzynski, principal of the university, said: “RGU will embark on a period of re-profiling of its workforce to address the financial challenges and our strategic needs, allowing us to pursue ambitious targets for the successful, sustainable development of the university.
“We will continue to make a leading contribution to economic growth here and across Scotland, widening access to higher education, and the availability of high value knowledge and skills for the economy and society.”