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Have we reached the twilight of the fundamental science era?

There are some symptoms which indicate a decline of our scientific culture. Scientific organisations behave like a colony of bacteria which reproduce as far...

Christmas is over. Research funding should go to research, not to...

Nowadays, European universities pay publishers significant parts of their university budget. Hundreds of millions of euro's. Money which is not directly spent on research...

Il finanziamento basato sulla performance e lo spazio universitario europeo

Segnaliamo ai lettori il report EUA "Performance based funding of universities in Europe". Il rapporto della European University Association si conclude con alcune raccomandazioni,...

Bitterness cannot be avoided but should not turn into rejection

“But do not be bitter, please. Our countries need both of us, and we them (…); bitterness perhaps cannot be avoided, but it should...

Beware! Competition For Research Funds Can Kill You

Stefan Grimm, noto e stimato professore di tossicologia presso l’Imperial College (Londra)  è stato trovato morto nella sua casa il 25 settembre scorso. Era...

Problems of research in Greece

Since 2009, research centers and universities have seen their budgets cut by about 30% and 50% respectively. Salaries of scientists and faculty members have...

Public research financing in Italy: A matter of quantity as well...

In the public sector, we are witnessing a quantitative and qualitative dramatic change in Italian R&D expenditure. Due to the budget cuts, the Ordinary...

Lettera: Finanziamenti pubblici per la Ricerca in Italia

Venti firme – rappresentative delle più importanti Società scientifiche Italiane per le ricerche nelle Scienze della Vita (FISV, AGI, ABCD, SIF, SIB, SIGA, SIMA,...