Help Needed to Rebuild Science in Yugoslavia

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Science  27 Oct 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5492, pp. 690-695
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5492.690

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BELGRADE-- The Yugoslavian scientific community has withered in the past decade, crippled by a massive brain drain and starved for resources. Now the promise of democratic rule in Yugoslavia has rekindled scientists' hopes that their careers will eventually get back on track and that scientific cooperation between the former Yugoslav republics can be reestablished. But the losses have been so great that the comeback of Yugoslavian science depends largely on how much assistance Western countries and expatriate scientists provide.