SPECIAL ISSUE: Research Austerity
How well are scientists from Southern Europe weathering cuts?
Austerity has taken its toll on European research, and particularly on scientists from Southern Europe. In this special issue we bring you an analysis of the impact of such conditions on scientists who stayed and on those who were forced to emigrate. We also bring you testimonies of researchers sharing their experience of navigating the troubled waters of recession, when it comes to maintaining a seemingly steady research career path.
We would like to encourage other scientists, including those based beyond Southern Europe, to share their own experience by emailing their testimony and suggestions on how to improve on the current situation to the Euroscientist Editor (editor[at]euroscience.org).
- An evolutionary tale of short versus long-term research vision, by Sabine Louët and Gilles Mirambeau
- Southern European scientists become activists as recession bites, by Michele Catanzaro
- Uninformed wishful thinking as R&D policy shunts public research support, by Amaya Moro-Martín
- Myths and misadventures of Spanish science, by Emilio Muñoz
- The Government needs to show the world it believes in science, by Carlos Andradas
- Pervasive meritocracy, a must for Italian research, an exclusive interview of Ilaria Capua, Italian MP
- Italian scientists highly valued, but only abroad, by Enrico Predazzi
- Reengineering Italian research, by Maria Cristina Pedicchio
- Filling up a glass that is already half-full, by Maria Carmo-Fonseca
- Science friendly despite relative research immaturity, by António Coutinho
- The knowledge capital of an entire generation in the balance, by Maria Mota
- Against adversity, give Greek research breathing space, by Costas Fotakis
- Academics hired, but not appointed: a new Greek tragedy in the making, by Varvara Trachana
- Innovation born from austerity, by Nikolaos Nanas