amusingly her first name is Femke which literally means "girl" or "little woman" (see French "femme")
It's a very common dutch name in Flanders.
And in 2002 it was the 6th most used female babyname, coincidentally in that same year a new character named Femke appeared on a popular local tv soap.
You mean, you troll? Because there's nothing stopping you from leaving a comment saying "hey, could someone explain so and so?" so the only reason not to attach your name would be if you were going to leave some inflammatory bullshit and you didn't want to harm your karma score.
Yes and No, I don't want to be attacked personally for being ignorant. But yes occasionally I do vent provocative vitriol (not always as AC though). And for that I would like to apologize.
So a few are teachers and researchers, but MOST are useless administration and "overhead". Could be a lot worse. Could be a little better, but it's almost the opposite of your claim that most of those being cut are the people actually serving the direct function of the university.
As a member of a different university's "other staff" let me tell you what these jobs usually are:
Secretaries, Logistics, IT, Equipment operators, Cleaning, Security. You know the jobs with the lower wages.
They are cutting where there isn't much to cut nowadays (post 2008/2011), but where it's still easy to cut (tenure is a bitch).
The alternative would be to (a) increase the capacity of the link between the Belgium grid and the grids of their neighbors, and (b) plan fully invest in windpower and storage solutions.
I'm not sure our shore line is big enough for the amount of wind turbines we might need.
(a) might happen since it's been championned by a broadly respected economist, even though his socialist party (SPA) is part of the opposition now.
And if your claims were correct, then nuke uptimes don't seem to reflect this "reality".
Most of those incidents don't really impact availability much and the "uptime" of a nuclear plant isn't nearly as high as people think (it's about ~80%).
They are super careful now with the unexpected extra ruptures in the containment vessels of Doel 3 and Tihange 2 and every incident related or not gets hyped up.
For those interested here is a list of the real (according to FANC - the control agency) nuclear incidents in Belgium of 2015: http://fanc.fgov.be/nl/page/in....
Personally I would like to see Doel 3 and Tihange 2 closed but that's not gonna happen this legislature.
On a paper submitted by a physicist colleague: "This isn't right. This isn't even wrong." -- Wolfgang Pauli