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Lee's Special Status Fuels Academy's Rising Reputation

Science  19 May 2000:
Vol. 288, Issue 5469, pp. 1164-1166
DOI: 10.1126/science.288.5469.1164

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TAIPEI, TAIWAN-- Nobel Prize-winning chemist Lee Yuan-tseh is using his scientific skills and political savvy to raise the quality of research at the venerable Academia Sinica, Taiwan's premier collection of research institutes. To succeed, Lee must keep the money flowing and find a way to keep people on their toes who moved up the ladder before review standards were tightened. Lee's biggest concern, however, is to attract and retain the best talent with limited resources.