PARE CHE LA politica italiana sollevi indirettamente l'interesse delle grandi riviste-vetrina della scienza mondiale. Nature dedica ampio spazio a quel che succede nel mondo dell'università e della ricerca del nostro Paese.
Money quote: Indeed, Italy has already embraced this concept by signing up to the European Union's 2000 Lisbon agenda, in which member states pledged to raise their research and development (R&D) budgets to 3% of their gross domestic product. Italy, a G8 country, has one of the lowest R&D expenditures in that group — at barely 1.1%, less than half that of comparable countries such as France and Germany.
The government needs to consider more than short-term gains brought about through a system of decrees made easy by compliant ministers. If it wants to prepare a realistic future for Italy, as it should, it should not idly reference the distant past, but understand how research works in Europe in the present.
(via Antonello Pasini)