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Reforms Spark More Jobs--and Protests

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Science  01 Feb 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5556, pp. 781-782
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5556.781a

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BARCELONA-- Spain's government sees it as a cure for cronyism. The universities see it as an infringement on their autonomy. The bone of contention: a new law governing hiring practices that has triggered a mad rush to fill academic posts and has sparked a bitter row between the universities and the education ministry that funds them.