– Italian scientists protest against budget cuts, crocodile tears included


Italian scientists protest against budget cuts, crocodile tears included

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Smetto quando voglio Italian research

Sergio Pistoi for The Euroscientist

In the successful Italian comedy, Smetto quando voglio (I can quit whenever I want), a group of young and talented scholars with no career perspective turns into a successful drug-dealing mob. The story is imaginary—a surreal rendition of Breaking Bad—but it is also the portrait of Italian academia.There, the shortage of funds, baronies, and scant meritocracy hamper the careers of many endowed scientists. This fiction is not that far from reality.

Now, as an attempt to change their working conditions, Italian researchers are planning a protest movement in October, to take a stand against budget cuts and political apathy. There is no doubt that such movement is justified, but there is also a need for academics to run their universities better.

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http://www.euroscientist.com/blog/2014/09/25/italian-scientist-protest-budget-cuts-crocodile-tears-included/

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