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Scientists Brace for Change As Ex-Communist Wins Election

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Science  24 Nov 1995:
Vol. 270, Issue 5240, pp. 1293
DOI: 10.1126/science.270.5240.1293


Warsaw—The election of a former Communist as Poland's president on 19 November could strengthen the hand of leaders of the Polish Academy of Sciences, who have been arguing for more power over science funding. A recent report on Polish science by an international panel of experts recommended, however, that power be consolidated in a government agency established as part of the reforms that followed the collapse of the Communist government 5 years ago.