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Something Rotten in the State of Danish Research?

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Science  01 Oct 1999:
Vol. 286, Issue 5437, pp. 33
DOI: 10.1126/science.286.5437.33

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COPENHAGEN-- Academic and industry leaders here have begun to speak out about the gradual whittling away of the country's research capacity by governments that show little interest in science. Fueling this outburst is a report published last month, by the presidents of the country's 10 universities, which are all publicly funded. They conclude that although their nominal budgets have risen along with increasing student numbers, those budgets have been thoroughly eroded by rising costs. Unless wide-ranging changes are made in the support for science, researchers argue that Denmark risks missing a major opportunity to compete internationally in biomedical science and biotechnology.