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Mega ministry merger – science leaders respond

John Kerr posted in on March 15th, 2012.

A new ministry, announced today, will absorb the functions of the Ministry of Economic Development, the Department of Labour, the Ministry of Science and Innovation, and the Department of Building and Housing. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment was officially announced by Prime Minister John Key at speech for the Auckland Chamber of Commerce, […]

Scientists: lack of funding pushing young scientists overseas

John Kerr posted in on September 8th, 2011.

An open letter signed by 560 researchers is calling on the government to provide better funding to keep young scientists in New Zealand. In the letter, addressed to Wayne Mapp, Minister of Science and Innovation, the authors express concern over the lack of research money available to young scientists beginning their careers. They pointed out […]

Ministry of Science and Innovation launched

Peter Griffin posted in on February 2nd, 2011.

On Tuesday, at Victoria University, the new Ministry of Science and Innovation (MSI) was officially launched. The Ministry, which will be headed by Dr Wayne Mapp as Minister of Science and Innovation, has been formed from a merger of the Ministry for Research, Science and Technology (MoRST) and the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology […]

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