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by Vasiliki Michopoulou The Greek Ministry of Education announced on August 28,  2017 the main points of the draft law that will soon be discussed on the changes in the Lyceum and on prerequisites for entrance to Higher education. In the draft law, one can easily recognize the “metaphysical” obsession […]

“Metaphysical” persistence of degradation of Natural Sciences in the Greek ...


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On April 22nd, on the eve of the first round of the French presidential elections, an event brought together more than one million citizens worldwide. In France, it was supported by more than forty scholarly societies, including the Académie des Sciences, dozens of universities, major French research organisations, elite scientists, […]

Mr. Macron, do not sacrifice science and the transmission of ...




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Last week I was in Oslo, invited by the organising committee of Eurodoc2017, to give an introductory talk on Open Science [1]. One thing that became apparent during this two-day event was that, although irresistibly trendy, Open Science remains an elusive concept. Many continue to confuse Open Science with Open […]

Open scientists in the shoes of frustrated academics part I: ...


Paris le 31 mars 2017. Initiée en réaction aux positions anti-sciences de D. Trump, et face aux difficultés croissantes pour pratiquer et accéder aux sciences dans de nombreux pays, la Marche pour les Sciences («March for Science ») est devenue un événement mondial qui aura lieu le 22 avril dans […]

Face à l’obscurantisme et aux contre-vérités, une marche pour les ...




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Starting our adventure on Euroscientist blog we would like to present organization which is our home and our tool to make a change in polish higher education system and science. How did it start? The idea to start our work appeared few years ago, quite spontaneously. It had taken some […]

Polish Women Scientists Network. Who we are, what we do?


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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?


Croatia’s citizens have had their say. Again. In the second elections in the past year – following the collapse of an inefficient coalition plagued by corruption allegations – they have once again elected no single majority. Which means another coalition government, once again led by the right-wing HDZ (Croatian Democratic Union), […]

What do Croatia’s election results mean for its neglected science?



Serbia’s scientists have won the first round in their fight to save research in their country, where science funding and policy have been inadequate. Following a street protest involving over 3,000 scientists in Belgrade on 2 July, the science and education ministry has negotiated a set of terms with the […]

Street protests yield victory for Serbia’s scientists


An open letter to the Serbian science ministry – coinciding with the new government’s first 100 days in office – and an accompanying petition signed by 850 scientists so far, makes for pretty dim reading on the state of research ethics in Serbia. The systematic and apparently state-endorsed practice of artificially boosting one’s ratings […]

Serbian scientists decry systematic plagiarism, predatory publishing


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Republika Srpska, the Serbian entity in the highly ethnically and politically divided Bosnia and Herzegovina, has a new science strategy, complete with an action plan to internationalise its currently dismal science, link it to industry and boost funding to 0.5% of GDP by 2016. The strategy for 2012-2016 was approved […]

Serbian entity in Bosnia and Herzegovina pledges to revolutionise its ...



Montenegro Science Academy Faces Funding Freeze Over Merger Montenegro’s official science academy may see its budget subject to month-by-month approvals, or even face deep budget cuts, if it does not comply with a law forcing it to merge with the country’s unofficial science academy. The move, approved at a cabinet […]

A new twist in the merger of Montenegro’s science academies