The incoming president of the EC Ursula von der Leyen has given into demands that the word ‘research’ should be included in the research commissioner’s job title. The change was made quite last minute, and the new name for the position is called “commissioner for Research, Innovation, Education, Culture & Youth”. This change may help ease concerns among researchers that EU support for basic science is being overshadowed by technological innovation. Read more here.
Source: Nicholas Wallace, Science Business
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