Riding Off Into an Alpine Sunset--Or Sunrise

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Science  31 Aug 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5535, pp. 1585
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5535.1585

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BELLINZONA, SWITZERLAND-- Marco Baggiolini, a leading chemokine scientist, is leaving a major institute in Bern with the hopes of turning an obscure Swiss region that has relied entirely on Italian universities and those of the rest of Switzerland into an academic attraction in its own right. He is devoting his golden years to the fledgling University of Italian-speaking Switzerland, which will replace the typical rigid Swiss bureaucracy with U.S.-style flexibility.