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Why a March for Science in Civray, a very small town, near Poitiers, West France ? Whereas most of the marches are organized in university cities ?   Because we are a small group of active citizens, aged from 17 to 69. Because also, unusually, we do research in our […]

A March for Science in a small countryside town?


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In April of this year the world’s first three-parent baby was born and is reported to be healthy. This is a huge milestone in mitochondrial therapy, a year after the procedure was legalised in the UK, the only country in the world (so far) to have explicitly permitted the technique. […]

The Three Parent Baby: Monster or Miracle?


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Serbia’s production of research papers listed in Thomson Reuters has boomed since 2006, thanks to a government policy of requiring publication in JCR-listed journals in order for scientists to be promoted and get government funding. This is according to a bibliometric analysis published in Scientometrics earlier this year. It looked […]

Study sheds light on Serbia’s research productivity: good output, poor ...



Several initiatives on research, innovation and higher education have found their way into the next two years’ (2014-2016) workplan of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) – a regionally owned and led framework for the promotion of cooperation in South East Europe (SEE) and supporting European and Euro-Atlantic integration. The workplan’s […]

Regional Cooperation Council adopts ambitious research and higher education goals


Croatia’s science minister and his assistant have painted a rather bleak picture of the current state of the country’s science, characterising it as low quality, completely divorced from industry, and plagued by funding difficulties and fragmentation. The scientific and higher education system is “characterised by challenges and inherited unsatisfactory levels […]

Croatia’s research is ‘unsatisfactory’ and dogged by challenges, says science ...


It was supposed to be a rising star in Eastern European science, an incubator of young talent and an international magnet for Croatia. But today, the Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences, housed in a historic building in Split overlooking the Adriatic Sea, is mired in controversy and appears to be […]

High Hopes for Croatia’s ‘Warm Spring Harbor’ Remain Unfulfilled