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Academic Reform Law Made More Flexible

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Science  29 Mar 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5564, pp. 2344
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5564.2344a

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BERLIN-- Bowing to pressure from young researchers, politicians, and the press, Germany's science minister has agreed to amend the recently passed university reform law to give young academics more time to finish their training. The change would remove what is seen as a serious flaw in otherwise needed reforms, and it may lead to a cease-fire in a drawn-out battle over the legislation.