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CRI mergers ‘could send scientist overseas’

John Kerr posted in on April 14th, 2011.

The Government is looking at merging Crown Research Institutes in a attempt to cut costs and increase efficiency. Writing for the Press, Vernon Small covered the response from scientists. An excerpt (read in full here): Scientists have attacked suggestions the eight Crown research institutes could be merged into as few as three super-CRIs as “a […]

Radio NZ: Scientists gloomy about profession

Peter Griffin posted in on February 10th, 2010.

A survey conducted by the Association of Scientists shows that less than half of NZ scientists would recommend the profession to young people. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Many of those surveyed say they are concerned by unreasonably high levels of accountability and bureaucracy. “The survey also reveals deep discontent with the system of […]

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