Political populism, with its accompanying "fake news" and pseudoscience, leaves scientists distraught. But maybe scientific research itself needs a reboot.
Research can no longer win public funding on the mere promise of a possible contribution to society. Read more [...]
Most people with an interest in science, are aware of the move towards more multidisciplinary scientific research. The supporters of this move rightly claim that different perspectives, can aid problem solving and scientific progress. This is true, but Read more [...]
Science ministries in south-east Europe (SEE) are ushering in an era of greater collaborative research in the region, aiming to harmonise their policies and share their research infrastructure. The hope is that this will help improve their competitiveness with richer counterparts in the EU and further afield. Read more [...]
Science ministers from South-East Europe will meet in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) on 22 and 23 November 2012, under the auspices of UNESCO, to try to take forward research aspects of a recent EU initiative to develop the Danube region (‘The Read more [...]
Slovenia's parliament is expected to approve a 10-year strategy next week to give the country's research and innovation sectors a major facelift. The plan aims to boost government funding for science, attract more scientific talent from abroad, and make Read more [...]
The government of Montenegro (marked in green on the map below) has approved its Strategy for Development and Financing of Higher Education 2011-2020, which looks set to increase funding for science in the tiny country.
Earlier this year, Montenegro Read more [...]
The breakup of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s created a situation in which research was a luxury for many of its former republics struggling to make it as independent countries. But Balkan countries are betting more and more that science can help them Read more [...]