National Science Challenges critically examined

MicroscopeThis morning on Radio New Zealand’s Morning Report, Environment Reporter Olivia Allison discussed criticisms against the National Science Challenges as revealed in emails to the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment, released under the Official Information Act.

You can listen back to the audio here:

You can also listen to Minister of Science and Innovation Steven Joyce responding to the criticisms below:

Debate examines the challenges

The National Science Challenges were also the topic of a debate hosted and recorded by Radio New Zealand’s Our Changing World, released last week, featuring Dr Nicola Gaston (president of the New Zealand Association of Scientists) Prof Alexei Drummond (professor in computational biology at the University of Auckland ), and Prof  Shaun Hendy (director of a new Centre of Research Excellence on complex systems, Te Punaha Matatini).